Accident Junkers Ju-52/3m LN-DAE, Tuesday 16 June 1936
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Date:Tuesday 16 June 1936
Type:Silhouette image of generic JU52 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Junkers Ju-52/3m
Owner/operator:Det Norske Luftfartselskap - DNL
Registration: LN-DAE
MSN: 4077
Fatalities:Fatalities: 7 / Occupants: 7
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed, written off
Location:Mount Lihesten, Hyllestad -   Norway
Phase: En route
Nature:Passenger - Scheduled
Departure airport:Bergen-Sandviken Seaplane Base
Destination airport:Tromsø/Langnes Airport (TOS/ENTC)
A regular passenger service between Bergen and Tromsø in Norway was started by Det Norske Luftfartselskap on 7 June 1936, using a float-equipped Junkers Ju-52/3m, named "Havørn". On 16 June 1936 at 06:30 the flight departed from the water aerodrome in Sandviken, Bergen. On board was a crew of four and three passengers and a load of 13 bags of 50 kilograms (110 lb) of post.
The last radio contact was at 06:54, when the flight reported clouds at 1,000 to 1,500 meters (3,000 to 5,000 ft) elevation and between 4 and 10 kilometers visibility. However, en route the aircraft drifted off course and was flying 15 to 20 kilometers east of the intended course.
About 07:00 the aircraft impacted Lihesten, a mountain rising up from Lifjorden, at 600 meters (2,000 ft) above mean sea level. The aircraft caught fire.


World Airliner Crashes/Terry Denham
Wikipedia - Havørn Accident


  • 20th worst accident in 1936
  • 110th worst accident of this aircraft type
  • 5th worst accident of this aircraft type at the time


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