Date & Time: Jan 18, 1941 at 1200 LT
Type of aircraft:
Junkers JU.52
Operator:
Registration:
HA-JUA
Flight Phase:
Takeoff (climb)
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Oradea – Budapest
MSN:
5523
YOM:
1936
Country:
Romania
Region:
Europe
Crew on board:
3
Crew fatalities:
3
Pax on board:
13
Pax fatalities:
9
Other fatalities:
0
Total fatalities:
12
Circumstances:
Shortly after take off from Oradea Airport, while in initial climb, the three engine aircraft christened 'Kaszala Károly' stalled and crashed in a huge explosion near the airfield. The aircraft was destroyed by impact forces and post crash fire. All three crew members and 9 passengers were killed.
Crew:
Mihály Dúló,
Tibor Küpri,
Károly Zsimkó.