Airplane Crash - Hannover, Germany 08/30/1939

Details of airplane crash/ shootdown - Hannover, Germany


Date08/30/1939
LocationHannover, Germany
OperatorDeutsche Lufthansa
RouteBerlin - Hanover - Cologne - London
TypeJunkers JU-52/3m
RegistrationD-AFOP
Cn/In5800
Aboard7
Fatalities7
Ground0
SummaryThe aircraft crashed while taking off from Hanover. Visibility was poor because of low fog covering the runway. The pilot was searching for the proper flight path when the plane veered towards a building while still 40 meters above the ground. The pilot tried to raise the plane while trying to turn left at the same time but lost control and crashed and the plane caught fire.The passengers were pilots of Lufthansa.

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