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Last updated: 19 October 2019
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Date:Wednesday 16 May 1945
Type:Silhouette image of generic JU52 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Junkers Ju-52/3m
Operator:Ejército del Aire
Registration: 22-95
C/n / msn:
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 12 / Occupants: 12
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:León (   Spain)
Phase: Takeoff (TOF)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:León Airport (LEN/LELN), Spain
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
The aircraft crashed in a suburb during takeoff from León Airport in Spain. The aircraft was used for instrument flight training.

Sources:
» ABC (Madrid) 17 May 1945, p11
» El Siglo de Torreón 17 May 1945, p1
» Las Unidades Y El Material Del Ejercito Del Aire Durante La SGM, 2005


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