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Accident description
Last updated: 20 October 2017
Status:
Date:Wednesday 9 December 1942
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas DC-3-194F
Operator:Deutsche Lufthansa
Registration: D-ABBF
C/n / msn: 2110
First flight: 1939
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 24
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Madrid-Barajas Airport (MAD) (   Spain)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Nature:International Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Lisboa-Portela de Sacavém Airport (LIS/LPPT), Portugal
Destination airport:Madrid-Barajas Airport (MAD/LEMD), Spain
Narrative:
Crashed during landing in fog. The airplane touched trees and impacted the ground.

Sources:
» Deutsche Lufthansa: Der Kranich in Turbulenzen, 1939-1945 / Hans W Neulen
» Lufthansa im Krieg, Werner Bittner


Photos

photo of Douglas DC-3-194F PH-ASR
PH-ASR was confiscated during German occupation of the Netherlands and became D-ABBF of Lufthansa
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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 Lisboa-Portela de Sacavém Airport to Madrid-Barajas Airport as the crow flies is 510 km (319 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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