Ju-Air Junkers Ju-52 historical plane crashed at Piz Segnas, Switzerland

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Ju-Air Junkers Ju-52 historical plane crashed at Piz Segnas, Switzerland

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Post by howie » Mon Aug 06, 2018 8:03 am

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On Saturday 4 August, Ju-Air lost one of its historical planes. A Junkers JU-52 (HB-HOT) “Tante Ju”, “Auntie Ju” crashed when it impacted terrain near Flims, Piz Segnas, Switzerland. The 17-seater was fully booked for this sightseeing flight. On Sunday afternoon, Swiss police confirmed that nobody survived the crash.

Ju-Air Junkers Ju-52 departed Locarno Airport (LSZL) heading to Dubendorf (LSMD) near Zurich for a scenic flight with 17 passengers and 3 crew on board l11 men and 9 women). Immediately after the crash airborne rescue operations started and resumed after sunrise on Sunday morning.

On Saturday, local police confirmed a Junkers aircraft crashed at Piz Segnas, but didn’t provide further details, 5 helicopters were dispatched for rescue and recovery. Police later added that the wreckage was situated at an elevation of 2540 meters at the western flank of Piz Segnas. A flight restriction to protect rescue and recovery operation was issued.

Ground observers watched the aircraft flying in the area over Obersaxen (Switzerland) south of Piz Segnas and estimated they were flying at 11,000 feet.

Ju-Air confirmed the accident stating on their website: “Accident 4th August 2018: We have the sad duty to announce that one of our Ju-52 aircraft had a accident today. At the moment, no further information is available.”

The aircraft had performed a flight from Dubendorf to Locarno on Aug 3rd 2018 and was about to return to Dubendorf.

Mode-S Data show HB-HOT departing and climbing through 4500 feet between 14:20Z and 14:25Z.

On Sunday, Swiss police confirmed that nobody survived the crash.
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Re: Ju-Air Junkers Ju-52 historical plane crashed at Piz Segnas, Switzerland

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Post by Bell 407 » Mon Aug 06, 2018 8:39 am

I did a JU flight many years ago when they were doing the tourist thingy out of FALA.

Read somewhere that the aircraft appeared to have crashed head-on straight into the ground - no forward debris field at all :thinking:



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Post by howie » Mon Aug 06, 2018 12:27 pm

There was a lot of debate on one of the websites yesterday, with respect to their height, as it was quite hot in the area and also on their approach to the area. I am not that experienced with respect to the comments given but the conversation was around their approach and having no place to hide if the wind was from a certain direction.

1 expert?? commented that due to the high temps and full load, they were operating a couple of thousand feet above where they should have been flying leaving them vulnerable.



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