Date & Time: Nov 17, 1936 at 1400 LT
Type of aircraft:
Junkers JU.52
Operator:
Registration:
D-ASUI
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Leipzig – Nuremberg
MSN:
5498
YOM:
1936
Country:
Germany
Region:
Europe
Crew on board:
3
Crew fatalities:
1
Pax on board:
13
Pax fatalities:
3
Other fatalities:
0
Total fatalities:
4
Circumstances:
On approach to Nuremberg Airport in foggy conditions, the three engine aircraft deviated from the prescribed path and was too low when it hit tree tops and crashed in a wooded area located on Mt Moritzberg (603 meters high) located some 15 km east of Nuremberg Airport. The Captain and three passenger were killed while all other occupants were injured. The aircraft christened 'Hans Berr' was damaged beyond repair.
Crew:
Captain Hochmuth.
Causes:
Too low approach in low visibility caused by poor weather conditions: fog and snow falls.