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Accident description
Last updated: 17 October 2017
Status:
Date:Wednesday 30 August 1939
Type:Silhouette image of generic JU52 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Junkers Ju-52/3mte
Operator:Deutsche Lufthansa
Registration: D-AFOP
C/n / msn: 5800
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 7 / Occupants: 7
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near Hannover (   Germany)
Phase: Takeoff (TOF)
Nature:Passenger
Departure airport:Hannover Airport (HAJ/EDDV), Germany
Destination airport:Köln-Butzweilerhof Airfield, Germany
Narrative:
Junkers Ju-52/3mte named "Karl Hochmuth" crashed after takeoff on a flight from Berlin to London via Hannover and Cologne.

Sources:
» World Airliner Crashes/Terry Denham


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This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not display the exact flight path.
Distance from Hannover Airport to Köln-Butzweilerhof Airfield as the crow flies is 251 km (157 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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