Last updated: 18 January 2017
Narrative:The Junkers Ju-52/3m passenger plane, named "Hermann Stache" was destroyed when it crashed into a mountain (Skorvefjell) in bad weather. Three crew and twelve passengers were killed.
|Date:||Monday 16 October 1944|
|C/n / msn:|| 640608|
|First flight:|| 1943|
|Total airframe hrs:||1293|
|Engines:|| 3 BMW 132Z|
|Crew:||Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3|
|Passengers:||Fatalities: 12 / Occupants: 12|
|Total:||Fatalities: 15 / Occupants: 15 |
|Airplane damage:|| Destroyed|
|Airplane fate:|| Written off (damaged beyond repair)|
|Location:||Hestnutan, Seljord, Telemark ( Norway)
|Crash site elevation:|| 1355 m (4446 feet) amsl |
|Phase:|| En route (ENR)|
|Nature:||International Scheduled Passenger|
|Departure airport:||København-Kastrup Airport (CPH/EKCH), Denmark|
|Destination airport:||Oslo-Fornebu Airport (FBU/ENFB), Norway|
The airplane operated on Deutsche Lufthansa flight 7 from Berlin to Copenhagen and Oslo. It departed Copenhagen at 17:50. After passing Skagen, Denmark the airplane drifted West off course. Radio contact with the ground was lost and the crew initiated a descent when they assumed to be near Oslo. They descended below clouds in order to obtain visual contact with the ground. It collided with a mountain at an altitude of 1355 m.
Probable Cause:Investigators concluded that the radio equipment of the flight had failed.
Controlled Flight Into Terrain (CFIT) - Mountain
» Junkeren som styrtet på Hestnutan
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 København-Kastrup Airport to Oslo-Fornebu Airport as the crow flies is 487 km (304 miles).
- 162nd loss
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