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Last updated: 2 December 2021
Datum:Dienstag 14 Januar 1958
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic JU52 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Junkers Ju-52/3m
Fluggesellschaft:Ministerio de Agricultura
Kennzeichen: LQ-ZBM
Werknummer: 5120
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 3 / Insassen: 3
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 4 / Insassen: 4
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 7 / Insassen: 7
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:0,3 km (0.2 Meilen) von Esquel Airport, CB (EQS) (   Argentinien)
Flugphase: Anfangssteigflug (ICL)
Flug von:Esquel Airport, CB (EQS/SAVE), Argentinien
Flug nach:San Carlos de Bariloche International Airport, RN (BRC/SAZS), Argentinien
The Junkers Ju-52/3m lost control and crashed after performing a 180° turn after takeoff. The aircraft was planning a forest reconnaissance from Esquel to Bariloche, Argentina.

» Folha da Manhã 15 January 1958, p1
» A 53 años de la catástrofe aérea de Esquel (, 14 Jan. 2011)


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This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not display the exact flight path.
Distance from Esquel Airport, CB to San Carlos de Bariloche International Airport, RN as the crow flies is 195 km (122 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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