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Last updated: 27 February 2020
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Date:Monday 20 October 1941
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-AUXZ
C/n / msn: 7172
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 10 / Occupants: 10
Total:Fatalities: 13 / Occupants: 13
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Gabrene, Petrich (   Bulgaria)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Passenger
Departure airport:Athens-Hassani Airport (ATH/LGAT), Greece
Destination airport:Sofia-Vrazhdebna Airport (SOF/LBSF), Bulgaria
Narrative:
The Junkers Ju-52/3m named "Otto v. Beaulieau-Marconay" crashed near Gabrene, Petrich, Bulgaria.

Sources:
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Distance from Athens-Hassani Airport to Sofia-Vrazhdebna Airport as the crow flies is 530 km (332 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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