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Last updated: 22 September 2021
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Date:Thursday 23 May 1940
Type:Sabca Savoia-Marchetti S.73P
Operator:Sabena
Registration: OO-AGS
MSN: 3
First flight:
Engines: 3 Gnome-Rhône 14K Mistral Major
Crew:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 3
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Arques (   France)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:-
Destination airport:-
Narrative:
Shot down by German ground fire. The airplane was operated on behalf of RAF 271 Sqn.
One crew member, a mechanic, survived by jumping out of the aircraft before the crash. The pilot and co-pilot died in the crash.

Sources:
» francecrashes39-45.net
» Golden Years of Aviation


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