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Accident description
Last updated: 4 September 2015
Status:
Date:Tuesday 22 February 1938
Time:04:50
Type:Silhouette image of generic JU52 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Junkers Ju-52/3mge
Operator:Deutsche Lufthansa
Registration: D-APAR
C/n / msn: 4040
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near Pontoise (   France)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Nature:Cargo
Departure airport:Köln-Butzweilerhof Airfield, Germany
Destination airport:Paris-Le Bourget Airport (LBG/LFPB), France
Narrative:
The Ju-52 named "Otto Parschau" crashed in fog while on a mail flight from Berlin to Paris via Köln. The aircraft had departed Köln at 03:51 hours.

Sources:
» World Airliner Crashes/Terry Denham
» La Stampa 23 February 1938, p6
» Folha da Noite 22 February 1938, p Ed.4a
» La Stampa 22 February 1938, p3


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Distance from Köln-Butzweilerhof Airfield to Paris-Le Bourget Airport as the crow flies is 386 km (241 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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