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Last updated: 3 December 2021
Date:Saturday 1 March 1941
Type:Silhouette image of generic JU52 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Junkers Ju-52/3mte
Operator:Deutsche Lufthansa
Registration: D-AQUB
MSN: 5751
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 6
Total:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 9
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Hommelvik Bay (   Norway)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Departure airport:Narvik-Framnes Airport (NVK/ENNK), Norway
Destination airport:Trondheim-Hommelvik, Norway
The Ju-52/3m floatplane landed on the water of Hommelvik Bay, near Trondheim. D-AQUB ran onto dune crest and became airborne again. It reached an height of 4-5 meters before it landed violently on the water. All four attachment points of both floats separated, causing the plane to nose down into the water.
Three passengers drowned.

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