ASN Aircraft accident Junkers Ju-52/3m LQ-ZBM Esquel Airport, CB (EQS)
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Date:Tuesday 14 January 1958
Type:Silhouette image of generic JU52 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Junkers Ju-52/3m
Operator:Ministerio de Agricultura
Registration: LQ-ZBM
MSN: 5120
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Total:Fatalities: 7 / Occupants: 7
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:0,3 km (0.2 mls) from Esquel Airport, CB (EQS) (   Argentina)
Phase: Initial climb (ICL)
Departure airport:Esquel Airport, CB (EQS/SAVE), Argentina
Destination airport:San Carlos de Bariloche International Airport, RN (BRC/SAZS), Argentina
The Junkers Ju-52/3m lost control and crashed after performing a 180° turn after takeoff. The aircraft was planning a forest reconnaissance from Esquel to Bariloche, Argentina.

Loss of control

» Folha da Manhã 15 January 1958, p1
» A 53 años de la catástrofe aérea de Esquel (, 14 Jan. 2011)


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Distance from Esquel Airport, CB to San Carlos de Bariloche International Airport, RN as the crow flies is 195 km (122 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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