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Last updated: 20 June 2019
Date:Friday 28 February 1936
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC2 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas DC-2-115B
Registration: HB-ITI
C/n / msn: 1321/F4
First flight: 1934
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Zürich-Dübendorf Airport (   Switzerland)
Phase: Takeoff (TOF)
Nature:International Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Zürich-Dübendorf Airport, Switzerland
Destination airport:London-Croydon Airport (-/-), United Kingdom
A DC-2 operated by Swissair sustained substantial damage in a takeoff accident at Zürich-Dübendorf Airport, Switzerland.
The airplane took off on a passenger flight to London but failed to become airborne. The airplane crossed a road at the end of the runway and came to rest in a field.
PROBABLE CAUSE: Wrong propeller setting.

» Tribune de Lausanne 29-2-1936
» Photo of wreckage
» ETH-Bibliothek
» Berner Zeitung 29-2-2012


photo of Douglas-DC-2-115B-HB-ITI
accident date: 28-02-1936
type: Douglas DC-2-115B
registration: HB-ITI

This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not display the exact flight path.
Distance from Zürich-Dübendorf Airport to London-Croydon Airport as the crow flies is 766 km (479 miles).

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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