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Last updated: 25 August 2019
Date:Monday 18 December 1939
Type:Silhouette image of generic JU52 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Junkers Ju-52/3m
Registration: M-CABA
C/n / msn: 5854
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 7 / Occupants: 7
Total:Fatalities: 10 / Occupants: 10
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:10 km (6.3 mls) S off Europa Point [Strait of Gibraltar] (   Gibraltar)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:International Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Alicante Airport (ALC/LEAL), Spain
Destination airport:Tétouan Airport (TTU/GMTN), Morocco
A Junkers Ju-52/3m aircraft, named "Sanjurjo" and operated by Iberia, was shot down by British anti-aircraft fire from Gibraltar. The aircraft crashed into the sea 6 miles south of Europa Point. The three crew and seven passengers were killed.

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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 Alicante Airport to Tétouan Airport as the crow flies is 514 km (322 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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