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Accident description
Last updated: 21 October 2017
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Date:Saturday 13 August 1938
Type:Savoia-Marchetti S.73
Operator:CSA Ceskoslovenské Aerolinie
Registration: OK-BAG
C/n / msn: 30040
First flight: 1937
Engines: 3 Walter (Bristol) Pegasus II-M2
Crew:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 13 / Occupants: 13
Total:Fatalities: 17 / Occupants: 17
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Oberkirch (   Germany)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Nature:International Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Praha-Ruzyne International Airport (PRG/LKPR), Czech Republic
Destination airport:Strasbourg (unknown airport), France
Narrative:
Crashed into wooded mountain on approach to Strasbourg in poor weather conditions. Thirteen passengers and four crew were on board. The stewardess, Marie Krentnerová, was the only survivor. Unfortunately she died a day later in a hospital in Offenburg.
The airplane operated on a flight from Prague to Paris via Strasbourg.

Sources:
» Czech accidents web site
» Keller, Ladislav. Nehody dopravních letadel v Československu. 2009.


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