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Date:Thursday 18 February 1943
Time:14:21
Type:Silhouette image of generic JU52 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Junkers Ju-52/3m
Operator:Luftwaffe
Registration: registration unknown
MSN:
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 11 / Occupants: 11
Total:Fatalities: 14 / Occupants: 14
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:8 km (5 mls) S of Atella (   Italy)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Lecce-Galatina Airport (LCC/LIBN), Italy
Destination airport:Napoli Airport (NAP/LIRN), Italy
Narrative:
Crashed in adverse weather conditions. All three crew members and eleven passengers died in the crash.

Classification:

Sources:
» Recherchen zum Flugzeugabsturz der JU 52/3m von Lecce nach Neapel am 18. 02. 1943


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Distance from Lecce-Galatina Airport to Napoli Airport as the crow flies is 330 km (206 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few kilometers.

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