Flugunfall 15 MAR 1945 einer Junkers Ju-52/3m CCCP-L41 - Chardzhou Airport (CRZ)
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Datum:Donnerstag 15 Mrz 1945
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic JU52 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Junkers Ju-52/3m
Fluggesellschaft:Aeroflot / Turkmenistan
Kennzeichen: CCCP-L41
Werknummer: 5457
Baujahr: 1935
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 4
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 3
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 7
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:4 km (2.5 Meilen) von Chardzhou Airport (CRZ) (   Turkmenistan)
Flugphase: Annäherung (APR)
Flug von:Ashgabat Airport (ASB/UTAA), Turkmenistan
Flug nach:Chardzhou Airport (CRZ/UTAV), Turkmenistan
Force-landed after one engine failed.
The Ju-52 operated on a positioning flight from Ashkhabad to Alma-Ata for overhaul by ARM-405. While en route near Repetek on the leg from Ashkhabad to Chardzhou (now Türkmenabat) the right engine failed.
The pilot decided to go around on landing at Chardzhou as he was not able to make out the landing T, being blinded by flying against the sun. The aircraft lost height and speed while flying a left turn and the aircraft collided with an irrigation canal and trees 4 km from the airfield. The landing gear separated, as well as the flaps and ailerons. Both outer engines broke off before the plane came to rest.

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Distance from Ashgabat Airport to Chardzhou Airport as the crow flies is 470 km (293 miles).

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