Narrative:The Junkers Ju-52/3m named "Harry Rother" crashed near Belgrade.
|Date:||Saturday 15 January 1944|
|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)
|Phase:|| En route (ENR)|
|Nature:||International Scheduled Passenger|
|Departure airport:||Thessaloniki Airport (SKG/LGTS), Greece|
|Destination airport:||Beograd-Zemun Airfeld, Serbia|
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.
Controlled Flight Into Terrain (CFIT) - Mountain
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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 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.