Narrative:The Junkers Ju-52/3m named "Joachim Blankenburg" crashed into sea off Greece. The wreckage was never found.
The airplane departed Thessaloniki at 16:20, bound for Athens, Greece. After 41 minutes the radio operated reported that the flight was returning to Thessaloniki.
At 17:06 the flight reported having descended to 30 meters over sea with engine problems. A Pan-call was issued and nothing more was heard from the flight.
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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 Athens-Hassani Airport as the crow flies is 297 km (185 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.