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Accident description
Last updated: 20 October 2017
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Date:Wednesday 18 January 1950
Type:Silhouette image of generic JU52 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
CASA 352 (Junkers Ju-52)
Operator:Ejército del Aire
Registration: T.2-143
C/n / msn: 34
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 13 / Occupants: 13
Total:Fatalities: 16 / Occupants: 16
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:6 km (3.8 mls) NE of Tobarra (   Spain)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Murcia-San Javier Airport (MJV/LELC), Spain
Destination airport:Albacete Airport (ABC/LEAB), Spain
Narrative:
Flew into the side of a mountain.

Sources:
» La Vanguardia 19-1-1950
» ABC, 19-1-1950


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Distance from Murcia-San Javier Airport to Albacete Airport as the crow flies is 158 km (99 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few kilometers.

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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