Date: February 04, 1952
Time: ?
Location: Kikwit, Belgian Congo
Operator: Sabena
Flight #: ?
Route: Costermansville - Leopoldville
AC Type: Douglas DC-3
Registration: OO-CBN
cn / ln: 13450
Aboard: 15   (passengers:11  crew:4)
Fatalities: 15   (passengers:11  crew:4)
Ground: 0
Summary: In-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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