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Ju52 crash in Switzerland

Article about: Crash: Ju-Air JU52 at Piz Segnas on Aug 4th 2018, impacted terrain By Simon Hradecky, created Saturday, Aug 4th 2018 17:34Z, last updated Sunday, Aug 5th 2018 07:16Z A Ju-Air Junkers JU-52 (

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    Crash: Ju-Air JU52 at Piz Segnas on Aug 4th 2018, impacted terrain
    By Simon Hradecky, created Saturday, Aug 4th 2018 17:34Z, last updated Sunday, Aug 5th 2018 07:16Z
    A Ju-Air Junkers JU-52 ("Tante Ju", "Auntie Ju"), registration HB-HOT performing a flight from Locarno to Dubendorf (Switzerland) with 17 passengers and 3 crew, impacted terrain near N46.9022 E9.2247 and came to rest at an elevation of about 2540 meters/8330 feet near Martinsloch/Piz Segnas (Switzerland) at about 16:50L (14:50Z). A Rescue and Recovery operation has been initiated. No survivors have been located.

    Local Police confirmed a Junkers aircraft crashed at Piz Segnas, no further details are known, 5 helicopters have been dispatched for rescue and recovery. Police later added, the wreckage is at an elevation of 2540 meters at the western flank of Piz Segnas. A flight restriction to protect rescue and recovery operation was issued.

    My thoughts are with all those affected by this tragic accident.

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    Sadly, it has already been confirmed by the local police that all 20 people on board died in the crash.

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    Sad news!...
    It's a wasted trip baby. Nobody said nothing about locking horns with no Tigers.



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    Tragic news all round.....

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    Terrible. Sorry to hear of this.

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    What a shame. A horrible end to those seeking the thrill of flying in a JU.

    May they RIP

    Semper Fi
    Phil

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    Sad news of course.
    Does someone know the old registration-number of this Ju52
    from the TR period??

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    A truly, truly tragic accident. Having just been up in a vintage plane, it absolutely chills the blood. A horrible end for all those involved, but perhaps they at least died doing something they had a great passion for. My thoughts are with those friends and loved ones they have left behind.

    A news article on the subject: Vintage Ju-52 aircraft crashes in Swiss Alps: 20 dead - SWI swissinfo.ch

    'The craft was constructed in 1939, and before Saturday had flown for 10,187 hours.'

    B.B.
    ''Everyday you think of living. We are born to die, but I appreciate life. We live day by day, and I always say: yesterday is history, today's reality, and tomorrow's a dream.' -- Henry Flescher, Holocaust Survivor -- March 14, 1924 - August 29, 2018

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    Quote by Wilhelm Saris View Post
    Does someone know the old registration-number of this Ju52
    from the TR period??
    The plane was never in German service; it was delivered to the Swiss Air Force in March 1939 where it flew under the registration number A-702. Its factory build number was c/n 6595.

    I also just learned that it was used in the movies Where Eagles Dare and Valkyrie:

    20min
    A-702 / HB-HOT - Aviation History of Switzerland

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    Very sad indeed.

    To all those on board, may you Rest In Peace.

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