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Last updated: 1 December 2021
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Date:Saturday 21 April 1945
Type:Silhouette image of generic JU52 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Junkers Ju-52/3m
Operator:Luftwaffe
Registration: NT+NL
MSN: 6566
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Luckenwalde, near Jüterborg (   Germany)
Phase: Unknown (UNK)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Pocking Air Base, Germany
Destination airport:Berlin-Schönwalde Air Base, Germany
Narrative:
The airplane belonged to the "Fliegerstaffel des Führers", and was a transport plane for belongings of Adolf Hitler.
It crash-landed after being hit by friendly fire. The three crew members died in the crash.

Sources:
» ju52archiv.de
» forum.12oclockhigh.net


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Distance from Pocking Air Base to Berlin-Schönwalde Air Base as the crow flies is 469 km (293 miles).

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.
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