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Last updated: 20 March 2018
Datum:dinsdag 16 november 1937
Type:Silhouette image of generic JU52 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Junkers Ju-52/3mge
Registratie: OO-AUB
Constructienummer: 5827
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 3 / inzittenden: 3
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 8 / inzittenden: 8
Totaal:slachtoffers: 11 / inzittenden: 11
Schade: Vernield
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:1,5 km (0.9 mijl) E of Stene Airfield (   BelgiŽ)
Fase: Nadering (APR)
Soort vlucht:Internationale lijnvlucht
Vliegveld van vertrek:Frankfurt International Airport (FRA/EDDF), Duitsland
Vliegveld van aankomst:Brussel-Haren Airport, BelgiŽ
The Junkers Ju-52/3mge, OO-AUB, was operated by SABENA on a passenger service from Munich, Germany to Frankfurt, Germany, Brussels, Belgium and London, U.K.
The flight departed Frankfurt at 12:53 hours. On board were the Grand Duke & Duchess of Hesse, members of the family and the famous glider pilot/aircraft engineer Arthur Martens (40).
The presence of fog at Brussel forced the pilot to divert. A request was made by the airline to divert to Stene Airfield near Oostende to pick up two passengers for London. Weather conditions at Stene worsened. While approaching the airfield, the right hand wing impacted the 50 meters high chimney of a brickyard about at a height of about 40 meters. The wing separated and the aircraft impacted the brickyard. All occupants suffered fatal injuries.

» Belgian Civil Aircraft since 1920 / J.Appleton and A. Thys, 1980 (ISBN 0 904597 25 3)
» Cahier voor Luchtvaartgeschiedenis, 9e Jrg. / Walter Major


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Deze kaart geeft het vliegveld van vetrek weer en de geplande bestemming van de vlucht. De lijn tussen de vliegvelden geeft niet de exacte vliegroute weer.
De afstand tussen Frankfurt International Airport en Brussel-Haren Airport bedraagt 305 km (190 miles).
Accident location: Exact; deduced from official accident report.

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Networkís 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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