Airplane Crash - Kikwit, Belgian Congo 02/04/1952

Details of airplane crash/ shootdown - Kikwit, Belgian Congo


Date02/04/1952
LocationKikwit, Belgian Congo
OperatorSabena
TypeDouglas DC-3
RegistrationOO-CBN
Cn/In13450
Aboard15
Fatalities15
Ground0
SummaryIn-flight failure of a propeller which damaged control cables causing loss of control of the aircraft. The control cables in the fuselage were sheared by the right propeller which broke loose following a shaft failure caused by the sudden stopping of the engine caused by fatigue failure of No. 6 piston lug.

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