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Last updated: 28 September 2020
Date:Friday 17 April 1936
Type:Silhouette image of generic JU52 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Junkers Ju-52/3m
Operator:Deutsche Lufthansa
Registration: D-ASOR
C/n / msn: 5044
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Total:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 5
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Orvin (Ilfingen) (   Switzerland)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Departure airport:Lechfeld Air Base (ETSL), Germany
Destination airport:Frankfurt Rhein-Main Airport (FRA/EDDF), Germany
A Junkers Ju-52/3m aircraft was en route from Lechfeld to Frankfurt in Germany when it became lost over Switzerland. It impacted a mountainside near Orvin.

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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 Lechfeld Air Base to Frankfurt Rhein-Main Airport as the crow flies is 263 km (165 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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