Narrative:A Junkers Ju-52/3m aircraft, named "Sanjurjo" and operated by Iberia, was shot down by British anti-aircraft fire from Gibraltar. The aircraft crashed into the sea 6 miles south of Europa Point. The three crew and seven passengers were killed.
|Date:||Monday 18 December 1939|
|C/n / msn:|| 5854|
|First flight:|| |
|Crew:||Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3|
|Passengers:||Fatalities: 7 / Occupants: 7|
|Total:||Fatalities: 10 / Occupants: 10 |
|Airplane damage:|| Damaged beyond repair|
|Location:||10 km (6.3 mls) S off Europa Point [Strait of Gibraltar] ( Gibraltar)
|Phase:|| En route (ENR)|
|Nature:||International Scheduled Passenger|
|Departure airport:||Alicante Airport (ALC/LEAL), Spain|
|Destination airport:||Tétouan Airport (TTU/GMTN), Morocco|
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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 Alicante Airport to Tétouan Airport as the crow flies is 514 km (322 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.