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Date:Saturday 28 February 1942
Type:Silhouette image of generic JU52 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Junkers Ju-52/3mge
Operator:Varig
Registration: PP-VAL
MSN: 4058
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 18
Total:Fatalities: 6 / Occupants: 21
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:ca 2,5 km W of Porto Alegre Airport, RS (POA) (   Brazil)
Phase: Initial climb (ICL)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Porto Alegre Airport, RS (POA/SBPA), Brazil
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
The Junkers Ju-52/3mge named "Maua" crashed into River Guaíba after takeoff from Porto Alegre/São João, RS, killing pilot Harald Stunde, flight-engineer Bruno and four others.

Sources:
» Correio da Manhã 1 March 1942, p1
» desastresaereos.net


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