- ACCIDENT DETAILS
Date: February 15, 1961
Time: 10:05
Location: Near Brussels, Belgium
Operator: Sabena
Flight #: 548
Route: New York City - Brussels
AC Type: Boeing B-707-320
Registration: OO-SJB
cn / ln: 17624/92
Aboard: 72   (passengers:61  crew:11)
Fatalities: 72   (passengers:61  crew:11)
Ground: 1
Summary: The aircraft was about to touchdown on the runway when engine power was increased and the aircraft climbed to 1,500 ft. The aircraft completed 3 left-hand circles. Its attitude increased until it nosed down and crashed. The entire eighteen member U.S. Figure Skating team killed. Failure of the aircraft's flying controls, possibly jamming of the outboard ailerons or unwanted extension of the spoilers.
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