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Accident description
Last updated: 13 December 2017
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Date:Saturday 13 April 1940
Type:Silhouette image of generic JU52 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Junkers Ju-52/3mg4e
Operator:Luftwaffe
Registration: DB+JY
C/n / msn: 6657
First flight:
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Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Hartvikvatnet, Narvik, Nordland (   Norway)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Berlin-Tempelhof Airport (THF/EDDI), Germany
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
Eleven Luftwaffe Ju-52/3mg4e with troops and supplies (crash-) landed on frozen lake Hartvikvatnet, 4,9 km W of Elvegardsmoen, about 20 km NNW of Narvik during the Narvik campaign. CA+JY (6657) and SE+KC (6669) managed to take off again and landed in Sweden. The other planes sank to the bottom May 1940 when ice melted. Five were salvaged during the 1983/86 period.

Sources:
» ktsorens.thilde.org
» www.technikmuseum-dessau.de


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