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Accident description
Last updated: 22 November 2017
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Date:Monday 10 October 1938
Type:Sabca Savoia-Marchetti S.73P
Operator:Sabena
Registration: OO-AGT
C/n / msn: 4
First flight:
Engines: 3 Gnome-Rhône 14K Mistral Major
Crew:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 16 / Occupants: 16
Total:Fatalities: 20 / Occupants: 20
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Soest (   Germany)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:International Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Düsseldorf Airport (DUS/EDDL), Germany
Destination airport:Berlin (airport unknown), Germany
Narrative:
The aircraft broke-up in mid-air over Soest. Four crew members (Capt Joseph Vanden Eynde, co-pilot André Edmond Moulin, radio operator Jozef Baus, mechanic Charles Deleusse) and 16 passengers died.

Classification:
Loss of control

Sources:
» Belgian Civil Aircraft since 1920 / J.Appleton and A. Thys, 1980 (ISBN 0 904597 25 3)


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