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Accident description
Last updated: 16 October 2017
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Date:Friday 24 February 1939
Type:Silhouette image of generic JU52 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Junkers Ju-52/3mge
Operator:Reichsluftfahrt-Ministerium
Registration: D-ALUS
C/n / msn: 5210
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 6 / Occupants: 6
Total:Fatalities: 10 / Occupants: 10
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Termes Ribi, Commune de Roubion (   France)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:International Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:Genoa-Cristoforo Colombo Airport (GOA/LIMJ), Italy
Narrative:
The airplane operated on a flight from the Balearic Islands to Berlin via Genoa and Rome, flying home pilots of the Condor Legion who had fought in Spain.
The Ju-52 flew into the side of a mountain during a snowstorm. The wreckage was located on March 4, 1939.

Classification:
Controlled Flight Into Terrain (CFIT) - Mountain

Sources:
» World Airliner Crashes/Terry Denham
» El Tiempo 5-3-1939
» El Litoral 25-2-1939


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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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