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Last updated: 14 October 2019
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Date:Monday 12 June 1950
Time:ca 09:00
Type:Silhouette image of generic JU52 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Junkers Ju-52/3m
Operator:L'Armée de L'Air
Registration: registration unknown
C/n / msn:
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 7 / Occupants: 16
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:within Madagascar (   Madagascar)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Antananarivo-Arivonimamo Air Base (TNR/FMMA), Madagascar
Destination airport:Tamatave Airport (TMM/FMMT), Madagascar
Narrative:
A Junkers Ju-52 of the French Air Force went missing during a domestic flight in Madagascar. Last radio contact was 32 minutes before it was scheduled to land at Tamatave, at 09:30.
Nine people survived the crash and were rescued after about three weeks in the tropical forest after two survivors walked for more than two weeks and found assistance from a natives village.

Sources:
» El Siglo de Torreon 14 June 1950, p1
» St. Petersburg Times - Jun 14, 1950
» Alain Truchat


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Distance from Antananarivo-Arivonimamo Air Base to Tamatave Airport as the crow flies is 254 km (159 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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