Criminal Occurrence description
Last updated: 29 November 2014
Status:
Date:Monday 18 December 1939
Type:Silhouette image of generic JU52 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Junkers Ju-52/3m
Operator:Iberia
Registration: M-CABA
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) show on map
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:International Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Alicante Airport (ALC/LEAL), Spain
Destination airport:Tétouan Airport (TTU/GMTN), Morocco
Narrative:
"Sanjurjo" shot down by British Anti-Aircraft fire from Gibraltar, crashed into the sea 6 miles south of Europa Point. The three crew and seven passengers were killed.

Sources:
» History of the Air Force of Spain
» The Hugo Junkers Homepage
» Jet & Prop 6/08


Photos

Add your photo of this accident or aircraft

Map
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.
languages: English Français Nederlands Deutsch Espanol

Share
Share