Accident Junkers Ju-52/3mge OO-AUB, Tuesday 16 November 1937
ASN logo
 

Date:Tuesday 16 November 1937
Time:14:47
Type:Silhouette image of generic JU52 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Junkers Ju-52/3mge
Owner/operator:Sabena
Registration: OO-AUB
MSN: 5827
Fatalities:Fatalities: 11 / Occupants: 11
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed, written off
Category:Accident
Location:1,5 km E of Stene Airfield -   Belgium
Phase: Approach
Nature:Passenger - Scheduled
Departure airport:Frankfurt International Airport (FRA/EDDF)
Destination airport:Brussel-Haren Airport
Narrative:
The Junkers Ju-52/3mge, OO-AUB, was operated by SABENA on a passenger service from Munich, Germany to Frankfurt, Germany, Brussels, Belgium and London, U.K.
The flight departed Frankfurt at 12:53 hours. On board were the Grand Duke & Duchess of Hesse, members of the family and the famous glider pilot/aircraft engineer Arthur Martens (40).
The presence of fog at Brussel forced the pilot to divert. A request was made by the airline to divert to Stene Airfield near Oostende to pick up two passengers for London. Weather conditions at Stene worsened. While approaching the airfield, the right hand wing impacted the 50 meters high chimney of a brickyard about at a height of about 40 meters. The wing separated and the aircraft impacted the brickyard. All occupants suffered fatal injuries.

Sources:

Belgian Civil Aircraft since 1920 / J.Appleton and A. Thys, 1980 (ISBN 0 904597 25 3)
Cahier voor Luchtvaartgeschiedenis, 9e Jrg. / Walter Major

Statistics

  • 7th worst accident in 1937
  • 69th worst accident of this aircraft type
  • 3rd worst accident of this aircraft type at the time

Location

Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates

The Aviation Safety Network is an exclusive service provided by:
Quick Links:

CONNECT WITH US: FSF on social media FSF Facebook FSF Twitter FSF Youtube FSF LinkedIn FSF Instagram

©2024 Flight Safety Foundation

1920 Ballenger Av, 4th Fl.
Alexandria, Virginia 22314
www.FlightSafety.org