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Last updated: 21 September 2019
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Date:Saturday 1 October 1938
Type:Silhouette image of generic JU52 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Junkers Ju-52/3mte
Operator:Deutsche Lufthansa
Registration: D-AVFB
C/n / msn: 5928
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 13 / Occupants: 13
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Grisons (Graubünden) (   Switzerland)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:International Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Frankfurt Rhein-Main Airport (FRA/EDDF), Germany
Destination airport:Milano (unknown airport), Italy
Narrative:
Crashed on Piz Cengalo mountain (3,369 m) in the Bregaglia range. One postal bag found in the Cengalo glacier 1952.

Classification:
Controlled Flight Into Terrain (CFIT) - Mountain

Sources:
» World Airliner Crashes/Terry Denham
» http://www.davidfeldman.com


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