Accident Junkers Ju-52/3m CCCP-L35, Friday 6 September 1946
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Date:Friday 6 September 1946
Type:Silhouette image of generic JU52 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Junkers Ju-52/3m
Owner/operator:Aeroflot / Turkmenistan
Registration: CCCP-L35
MSN: 6445
Year of manufacture:1939
Total airframe hrs:3536 hours
Fatalities:Fatalities: 6 / Occupants: 6
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed, written off
Location:1 km S of Darvaza Airport -   Turkmenistan
Phase: Approach
Departure airport:Ashgabat Airport (ASB/UTAA)
Destination airport:Darvaza Airport
A Junkers Ju-52/3m operated by Aeroflot's Turkmenistan division, crashed following the failure of the left part of the horizontal stabiliser. The aircraft on final approach to Darvaza following a flight from Ashgabat to Darvaza.
The aircraft started to climb steeply, stalled at a height of some 70-100 metres and crashed in the desert 1 km south of Darvaza.



  • 123rd worst accident in 1946
  • 128th worst accident of this aircraft type
  • 93rd worst accident of this aircraft type at the time


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