Airplane Crash - Leopoldville, Zaire 08/27/1949

Details of airplane crash/ shootdown - Leopoldville, Zaire


Date08/27/1949
LocationLeopoldville, Zaire
OperatorSabena
RouteLeopoldville - Elizabethville
TypeDouglas C-47B-5-DK
RegistrationOO-CBK
Cn/In14600/26045
Aboard20
Fatalities5
Ground0
SummaryThe aircraft did not achieve a proper climb rate after taking off and crashed while making a low altitude right turn. Water in the fuel and excessive lead on the spark plugs.

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