Sabena

Sabena Sunday May 18, 1958
The aircraft developed trouble in the No. 1 engine while en route from Lisbon to Leopoldville. While attempting to land in poor visibility on 3 engines, the aircraft stalled 80 ft. above the ground and crashed into a building and burst into flames. Pre-crash damage to the No. 1 engine. An error of judgment by the pilot in reapplication of power when the aircraft was neither in the appropriate configuration nor at a sufficient speed to carry out the attempted safety maneuver.

Crash Details

DateSunday May 18, 1958
LocationNear Casablanca, Morocco
Passengers56
Crew9
Fatalities61
Survivors4
Aircraft TypeDouglas DC-7C
OperatorSabena
RegistrationOO-SFA
Flight OriginLisbon
Flight Destination Leopoldville
Near Casablanca, Morocco
Sabena
Douglas DC-7C
1958