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Accident description
Last updated: 21 March 2018
Date:Wednesday 29 May 1957
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.2B-271
C/n / msn: 162
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 8 / Occupants: 8
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near Aras de Alpuente (   Spain)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Departure airport:Valencia-Manises Air Base (VLC/LEVC), Spain
Destination airport:Madrid-Cuatro Vientos Air Base (LEVS), Spain
Impacted a mountainside in the Sierra de Javalambre range.

» ABC (Madrid) 30 May 1957, p35
» Scramble
» L'Unitá 30 May 1957


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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 Valencia-Manises Air Base to Madrid-Cuatro Vientos Air Base as the crow flies is 296 km (185 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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