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Accident description
Last updated: 22 October 2017
Date:Wednesday 10 August 1938
Type:WM Fokker F.VIIIb
Operator:Malert - Magyar Légiforgalmi Rt.
Registration: HA-FNC
C/n / msn: 4053
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 9 / Occupants: 9
Total:Fatalities: 12 / Occupants: 12
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:SW of Debrecen Airport (DEB) (   Hungary)
Phase: Initial climb (ICL)
Nature:Domestic Non Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Debrecen Airport (DEB/LHDC), Hungary
Destination airport:Budapest-Ferihegy Airport (BUD/LHBP), Hungary
A Manfréd Weiss (WM) built Fokker F.VIIIb passenger plane crashed shortly after takeoff from Debrecen Airport (DEB), Hungary. All nine passengers and three crew members were killed.
The airplane was flying back nine reporters who had visited celebrations at Debrecen.

» Leeuwarder Courant 11-08-1938


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Distance from Debrecen Airport to Budapest-Ferihegy Airport as the crow flies is 176 km (110 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few 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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