|Crash site||Hyvinkää airport, Finland|
|Aircraft||Junkers Ju 52 – OH-LAK – Sampo|
|Route||Turku – Hyvinkää|
|Crew||3 – 3 survivors|
|Passengers||11 – 11 survivors|
The pilot of the plane carried out a radio controlled approach to Hyvinkää airport. It was dark and the weather was poor and radio signals were distorted by high-tension wires. During the second attempt to land the plane crashed into the woods north of the airport. The plane was burned to ashes, but miraculously the crew and all the passengers survived the crash.
Since the war the Helsinki/Malmi airport was closed for civilian traffic. Passengers and mail which arrived in Hyvinkäa was transported to Helsinki by train.
This plane was also involved in a crash on 7 November 1941 (see here).
The recovered mail was brought back to the Post Office in Turku where it was sorted out. Mail which could be forward had a small label attached.
Most of the mail probably burned up in the wreck as very few items have been recorded. I have seen 6 items from this crash (4 from Finland, 1 from Sweden and 1 from the Netherlands).
Examples of mail