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Accident description
Last updated: 14 December 2017
Status:
Date:Saturday 7 January 1939
Time:ca 16:30
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC2 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas DC-2-115B
Operator:Swissair
Registration: HB-ITA
C/n / msn: 1329/F7
First flight: 1934
Crew:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 14
Total:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 17
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near Senlis (   France)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Nature:International Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Genève-Cointrin Airport (GVA/LSGG), Switzerland
Destination airport:Paris-Le Bourget Airport (LBG/LFPB), France
Narrative:
Struck a hill on approach and crashed. Capt Egon Frei (pilot), a second crew member, Josie Brook (29, stewardess) and two passengers died. Four others were seriously injured. Eight passengers escaped unhurt

Sources:
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Distance from Genève-Cointrin Airport to Paris-Le Bourget Airport as the crow flies is 407 km (254 miles).
Accident location: Global; accuracy within tens or hundreds of kilometers.

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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