ASN Aircraft accident Junkers Ju-52/3m D-AWAS Euboea
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Date:Monday 21 February 1944
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-AWAS
MSN: 6561
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 13 / Occupants: 13
Total:Fatalities: 16 / Occupants: 16
Aircraft damage: Missing
Aircraft fate: Presumed damaged beyond repair
Location:off Euboea (   Greece)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Thessaloniki Airport (SKG/LGTS), Greece
Destination airport:Athens-Hassani Airport (ATH/LGAT), Greece
The Junkers Ju-52/3m named "Joachim Blankenburg" crashed into sea off Greece. The wreckage was never found.
The airplane departed Thessaloniki at 16:20, bound for Athens, Greece. After 41 minutes the radio operated reported that the flight was returning to Thessaloniki.
At 17:06 the flight reported having descended to 30 meters over sea with engine problems. A Pan-call was issued and nothing more was heard from the flight.

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Distance from Thessaloniki Airport to Athens-Hassani Airport as the crow flies is 297 km (185 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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