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Last updated: 23 February 2020
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Date:Thursday 12 November 1953
Time:09:30
Type:Silhouette image of generic JU52 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Junkers Ju-52/3msai
Operator:Lineas Aéreas del Estado - LADE
Registration: T-159
C/n / msn: 5261
First flight: 1938
Crew:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 5
Passengers:Fatalities: 8 / Occupants: 8
Total:Fatalities: 13 / Occupants: 13
Collision casualties:Fatalities: 7
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:8 km (5 mls) S of Villa Mugueta, SF (   Argentina)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
A Junkers Ju-52/3m transport plane, named "Rio Negro", collided in mid-air with an Argentine Air Force DH.104 Dove, serial T-62. The Dove lost a wing and spiralled to the ground, killing all seven (three crew and four passengers) on board. The Junkers caught fire and the pilot attempted an emergency landing. Just before the touch-down, control was lost and the aircraft crashed, killing all 13 on board.

Classification:
Mid air collision
Loss of control

Sources:
» El Litoral 13 November 1953, p2
» Klassiker der Luftfahrt, 2/11, p32-36
» Historias Individuales - T-159
» L'Unita 13-11-1953


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