Date & Time: Oct 1, 1938
Type of aircraft:
Junkers JU.52
Operator:
Registration:
D-AVFB
Flight Phase:
Flight
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Frankfurt – Milan
MSN:
5928
YOM:
1938
Country:
Italy
Region:
Europe
Crew on board:
3
Crew fatalities:
3
Pax on board:
10
Pax fatalities:
10
Other fatalities:
0
Total fatalities:
13
Circumstances:
While overflying the Alps, the aircraft disappeared and failed to arrive in Milan. SAR operations were conducted but eventually suspended as no trace of the aircraft nor the occupant was found. A mountain guide found the debris 14 years later, on 14JUL1952, on the slope of the Pizzo Cengalo, northern Italy, at the border with Switzerland. Some mail bags were recovered and sent to the local post office.