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Accident
Last updated: 22 October 2017
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Datum:Donnerstag 22 Oktober 1942
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic JU52 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Junkers Ju-52/3m
Fluggesellschaft:Deutsche Lufthansa
Kennzeichen: D-AYGX
Werknummer: 7208
Baujahr:
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 3 / Insassen: 3
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 14 / Insassen: 14
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 17 / Insassen: 17
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:5 km (3.1 Meilen) E of Bukovac (   Serbia)
Flugphase: Während des Fluges (ENR)
Betriebsart:Internationaler Linienflug
Flug von:Budapest-Ferihegy Airport (BUD/LHBP), Ungarn
Flug nach:Beograd-Zemun Airfeld,
Unfallbericht:
The Junkers Ju-52/3m named "Johannes Höroldt" hit woods on the North side of Fruska Gora, below the peak at a height of 380 meters while flying in clouds.
The airplane was en route from Budapest to Belgrade.
The captain had received incorrect weather information. He was under the impression that the cloud base was at 600 m. He attempted to descend below the cloud base and flew into hill.

Informationsquelle:
» The Hugo Junkers Homepage
» Deutsche Lufthansa: Der Kranich in Turbulenzen, 1939-1945 / Hans W Neulen


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Distance from Budapest-Ferihegy Airport to Beograd-Zemun Airfeld as the crow flies is 303 km (189 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few kilometers.

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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