- ACCIDENT DETAILS
Date: November 16, 1937
Time: c 14:30
Location: Ostende, Belgium
Operator: Sabena
Flight #: ?
Route: Cologne - Brussels - London
AC Type: Junkers JU-52/3m
Registration: OO-AUB
cn / ln: 5827
Aboard: 11   (passengers:8  crew:3)
Fatalities: 11   (passengers:8  crew:3)
Ground: 0
Summary: The aircraft was flying from Cologne to London and should have made a scheduled stop at Brussel's Haren airport. However, Brussels was shrouded in fog and the pilot was advised to fly on to Ostend. Weather conditions were poor in Ostend as well and the aircraft hit a factory chimney while flying on approach to Ostend Stene airport. All on board were killed including the Grand Duke and Duchess of Hesse who were traveling to London for a minor royal wedding. An airport employee was blamed for not guiding the pilot down in conditions of poor visibility.
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