Criminal Occurrence description
Last updated: 20 December 2014
Status:
Date:Saturday 2 September 1944
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-AUAW
C/n / msn: 641039
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Total:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 5
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Ivanca, Senj (   Croatia)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Cargo
Departure airport:Athens-Hassani Airport (ATH/LGAT), Greece
Destination airport:Wien Air Base (VIE/LOWW), Austria
Narrative:
The Junkers Ju-52/3m, named "Gerhard Amann", was shot down by three fighter aircraft.
The airplane was flying at 400 m when it was attacked. The flight could not hide in clouds because the weather was fine with cloud base at 3000 m.


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


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Distance from Athens-Hassani Airport to Wien Air Base as the crow flies is 1266 km (791 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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