Date & Time: Jun 14, 1940 at 1500 LT
Type of aircraft:
Junkers JU.52
Operator:
Registration:
OH-ALL
Flight Phase:
Takeoff (climb)
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Tallinn – Helsinki
MSN:
5494
YOM:
1936
Country:
Estonia
Region:
Europe
Crew on board:
3
Crew fatalities:
3
Pax on board:
6
Pax fatalities:
6
Other fatalities:
0
Total fatalities:
9
Circumstances:
Shortly after take off from Tallinn-Ylemiste Airport, while overflying the Gulf of Finland, the three engine aircraft christened 'Kaleva' was shot down by the pilots of two Soviet Air Force Tupolev SB-2. Out of control, the aircraft crashed into the sea off the Keri Island, killing all nine occupants.
Probable cause:
Shot down by two Soviet fighters.