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Accident description
Last updated: 14 August 2018
Status:
Date:Monday 16 March 1936
Type:Silhouette image of generic JU52 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Junkers Ju-52/3m
Operator:Österreichische Luftverkehrs AG - ÖLAG
Registration: OE-LAL
C/n / msn: 5289
First flight:
Total airframe hrs:393
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 5
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Saualpe (   Austria)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:International Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Graz-Thalerhof Airport (GRZ/LOWG), Austria
Destination airport:Klagenfurt Airport (KLU/LOWK), Austria
Narrative:
The aircraft made an emergency landing on the Saualpe (2000 meters) in a blizzard. Damage was substantial and the aircraft could nog be salvaged from the mountain.
The aircraft operated a service from Vienna-Aspern to Rome, Italy via Graz, Klagenfurt and Venice.

Sources:
» World Airliner Crashes/Terry Denham
» Flugzeuge,die flugzeuge der Ölag und der Austrian Airlines


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Distance from Graz-Thalerhof Airport to Klagenfurt Airport as the crow flies is 92 km (57 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few kilometers.

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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