Date & Time: Nov 8, 1940 at 1502 LT
Type of aircraft:
Junkers JU.90
Operator:
Registration:
D-AVMF
Flight Phase:
Flight
Survivors:
No
Site:
Plain
Schedule:
Berlin – Budapest
MSN:
900010
YOM:
1940
Country:
Germany
Region:
Europe
Crew on board:
6
Crew fatalities:
6
Pax on board:
23
Pax fatalities:
23
Other fatalities:
0
Total fatalities:
29
Circumstances:
While flying in bad weather conditions, the four engine aircraft christened 'Brandenburg' went out of control, dove into the ground and crashed in a field located in Brauna, some 40 km northeast of Dresden. All 29 occupants were killed, among them the German Musician and Journalist Adolf Raskin. Up to date, this was considered as the worst crash in civil aviation History.
Probable cause:
The loss of control at high altitude was apparently caused by icing. The tail and the stabilizers were covered by ice.