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Accident
Last updated: 23 October 2017
Status:Definitief
Datum:dinsdag 26 januari 1937
Tijd:ca 16:25
Type:Sabca Savoia-Marchetti S.73P
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:Sabena
Registratie: OO-AGR
Constructienummer: 2
Bouwjaar: 1936
Motoren: 3 Gnome-Rhône 9Kfr Mistral
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 4 / inzittenden: 4
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 8 / inzittenden: 8
Totaal:slachtoffers: 12 / inzittenden: 12
Schade: Afgeschreven
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:10 km (6.3 mijl) S of Oran-es Senia Airport (ORN) (   Algerije)
Fase: Nadering (APR)
Soort vlucht:Internationale lijnvlucht
Vliegveld van vertrek:Colomb-Béchar Airport (CBH/DAOC), Algerije
Vliegveld van aankomst:Oran-es Senia Airport (ORN/DAOO), Algerije
Beschrijving:
The Sabca-built Savoia-Marchetti S.73P aircraft was destroyed when it impacted the ground to the south of Oran-es Senia Airport, Algeria.
The aircraft operated on a round trip from Belgium to Belgian Congo. It was travelling back to Belgium when the accident happened. Eyewitnesses at Oran noticed the aircraft arriving for an en route stop. The aircraft was flying at an altitude of about 1000 metres, below the clouds, when it suddenly entered a nose down attitude. It descended until it impacted terrain, killing all 12 on board.
The investigating committee did not find the cause, but weather conditions and engine problems were ruled out.

Bronnen:
» Belgian Civil Aircraft since 1920 / J.Appleton and A. Thys, 1980 (ISBN 0 904597 25 3)
» Early Aviation Disasters / D. Gero, 2011


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Deze kaart geeft het vliegveld van vetrek weer en de geplande bestemming van de vlucht. De lijn tussen de vliegvelden geeft niet de exacte vliegroute weer.
De afstand tussen Colomb-Béchar Airport en Oran-es Senia Airport bedraagt 465 km (291 miles).
Accident location: Global; accuracy within tens or hundreds of kilometers.

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.
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