Criminal Occurrence description
Last updated: 27 May 2016
Narrative:Shot down by Soviet Forces during evacuation flight. Crashed into forest at Glienig (Dahme/Spreewald). Three crew and seventeen passengers (one woman) on board. Two passengers survived. Among those killed was Hans Steinhoff (63, a German film director).
This was the last Lufthansa flight to leave Berlin before the end of World War II. It was destined for Prague with an intermediate stop in Munich.
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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 Berlin-Tempelhof Airport to München-Riem Airport as the crow flies is 494 km (308 miles).
This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Networks opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.