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Accident description
Last updated: 27 May 2017
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Date:Tuesday 5 March 1946
Type:Silhouette image of generic JU52 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Junkers Ju-52/3m
Operator:CSA Ceskoslovenské Aerolinie
Registration: OK-ZDN
C/n / msn:
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 8 / Occupants: 11
Total:Fatalities: 10 / Occupants: 15
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near Praha-Ruzyne International Airport (PRG) (   Czech Republic)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Nature:International Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Strasbourg-Entzheim Airport (SXB/LFST), France
Destination airport:Praha-Ruzyne International Airport (PRG/LKPR), Czech Republic
Narrative:
The CSA flight to Prague (PRG) took off from Paris, France at 12:30. An intermediate stop was made at Strasbourg. The Ju-52 attempted to land twice at Prague, runway 22 and crashed on the third attempt.

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Distance from Strasbourg-Entzheim Airport to Praha-Ruzyne International Airport as the crow flies is 507 km (317 miles).

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s 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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