- ACCIDENT DETAILS
Date: May 18, 1958
Time: c 04:30
Location: Near Casablanca, Morocco
Operator: Sabena
Flight #: ?
Route: Lisbon - Leopoldville
AC Type: Douglas DC-7C
Registration: OO-SFA
cn / ln: 45157/737
Aboard: 65   (passengers:56  crew:9)
Fatalities: 61   (passengers:52  crew:9)
Ground: 0
Summary: The aircraft developed trouble in the No. 1 engine while en route from Lisbon to Leopoldville. While attempting to land in poor visibility on 3 engines, the aircraft stalled 80 ft. above the ground and crashed into a building and burst into flames. Pre-crash damage to the No. 1 engine. An error of judgment by the pilot in reapplication of power when the aircraft was neither in the appropriate configuration nor at a sufficient speed to carry out the attempted safety maneuver.
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