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Accident description
Last updated: 30 November 2015
Date:Saturday 26 November 1938
Type:Junkers Ju-90V2
Operator:Deutsche Lufthansa
Registration: D-AIVI
C/n / msn: 4914
First flight: 1938
Crew:Fatalities: / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 12 / Occupants: 15
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Bathurst (Banjul) (   Gambia)
Phase: Takeoff (TOF)
Departure airport:Bathurst-Jeswang Airport, Gambia
Destination airport:Dakar-Yoff Airport (DKR/GOOY), Senegal
The Ju-90 named "Preussen" hit a palm tree and crashed after failure of two engines on the same side during take-off. The airplane was carrying out a tropical trial flight.

» Deutsche Lufthansa: Der Kranich in Turbulenzen, 1939-1945 / Hans W Neulen


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Distance from Bathurst-Jeswang Airport to Dakar-Yoff Airport as the crow flies is 168 km (105 miles).

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