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Crash of a historic plane: The aircraft crashed almost vertically







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August 5, 2018

Junkers Ju-52,  JU-AIR HB-HOT crashed

The cantonal police confirmed that the 20 occupants of the Junkers Ju-52 who crashed in the Grisons Alps Saturday did not survive the accident.

The 20 people aboard the "Aunt Ju" died in the crash of the aircraft, said Sunday the cantonal police of Grisons.

Junkers Ju-52 JU-AIR HB-HOT

The 20 people aboard the "Aunt Ju" died in the crash of the aircraft, said Sunday the cantonal police of Grisons.

The collector plane crashed on Saturday at Piz Segnas (GR). "There is no longer any hope of finding someone alive," said Andreas Tobler, cantonal police chief of Grisons, Sunday before the media in Flims.

Among the victims, there are 8 couples and 4 other people. There are 9 men and 8 women from the cantons of Zurich, Thurgau, Lucerne, Schwyz, Zug and Vaud as well as a couple and their son from Austria.

 Crash site in Grisons mountain at 2500 meters

The plane was returning from a trip to Locarno (TI) and was scheduled to land in Dübendorf (ZH). The accident occurred Saturday shortly before 17:00.

The collection aircraft, a Junkers built in 1939, could carry 17 passengers and 3 crew members.

Ju-Air is an Association of Friends of the Swiss Air Force, which took over three reformed aircraft in 1981. Ju-Air aircraft often fly through the Alps, taking off from the Dübendorf military airport.

Editor note:

This aircraft also featured in advertising and in films, including "Valkyrie" in 2008. I produced two add-on (repaints) of this aircraft, they are available for free download on my website:

Junkers 52 / 3m Serial Number 6595 Historic Package & Paratrooper for FSX


Valkyrie (movie 2008) Skins Pack for IL-2 Sturmovik 1946


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For more information about Ju-Air Air Force Center: https://www.ju-air.ch/

Images, Text, Credits: ATS/Reporter reader of 20 Minutes.ch./Ju-Air/Orbiter.ch Aerospace/Roland Berga.

R.I.P., Orbiter.ch

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