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Last updated: 27 February 2020
Date:Saturday 17 October 1959
Type:Silhouette image of generic JU52 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Junkers Ju-52/3m
Operator:Gibbes Sepik Airways
Registration: VH-BUU
C/n / msn: J7256
First flight: 1941
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Aircraft fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Baiyer River Airfield (   Papua New Guinea)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:Baiyer River Airfield, Papua New Guinea
A Junkers Ju-52/3m was damaged after it groundlooped on landing at Baiyer River, PNG. The airplane swung into a drainage ditch.
The airplane was withdrawn from use and stripped for spares.


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