Accident description
Last updated: 18 April 2014
Status:
Date:Saturday 15 January 1944
Time:13:45
Type:Silhouette image of generic JU52 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Junkers Ju-52/3m
Operator:Deutsche Lufthansa
Registration: D-ADQW
C/n / msn: 640610
First flight: 1943
Crew:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Total:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 5
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:16 km (10 mls) E of Beograd-Zemun Airfeld (   Serbia) show on map
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:International Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Thessaloniki Airport (SKG/LGTS), Greece
Destination airport:Beograd-Zemun Airfeld, Serbia
Narrative:
The Junkers Ju-52/3m named "Harry Rother" crashed near Belgrade.
The airplane departed originated in Thessaloniki, Greece at 10:20. Weather at Belgrade was poor with cloud base at 200 m. The airplane impacted a hill during descent.


Events:

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


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Distance from Thessaloniki Airport to Beograd-Zemun Airfeld as the crow flies is 518 km (324 miles).

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Networkĺs 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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