Accident Savoia-Marchetti S.73 OK-BAG, Saturday 13 August 1938
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Date:Saturday 13 August 1938
Type:Silhouette image of generic s73 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Savoia-Marchetti S.73
Owner/operator:CSA Ceskoslovenské Aerolinie
Registration: OK-BAG
MSN: 30040
Year of manufacture:1937
Engine model:Walter (Bristol) Pegasus II-M2
Fatalities:Fatalities: 17 / Occupants: 17
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed, written off
Location:Oberkirch -   Germany
Phase: Approach
Nature:Passenger - Scheduled
Departure airport:Praha-Ruzyne International Airport (PRG/LKPR)
Destination airport:Strasbourg (unknown airport)
Crashed into wooded mountain on approach to Strasbourg in poor weather conditions. Thirteen passengers and four crew were on board. The stewardess, Marie Krentnerová, was the only survivor. Unfortunately she died a day later in a hospital in Offenburg.
The airplane operated on a flight from Prague to Paris via Strasbourg.


Czech accidents web site
Keller, Ladislav. Nehody dopravních letadel v Československu. 2009.

Josef Werner: Tschechisches Verkehrsflugzeug am Buchwälder Kopf abgestürzt. In: Die Ortenau. Zeitschrift des Historischen Vereins für Mittelbaden. 99. Jahresband, 2019, ISSN 0342-1503, S. 341–346. Online under:


  • 8th worst accident in 1938
  • 4th worst accident of this aircraft type
  • 2nd worst accident of this aircraft type at the time


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18-Jul-2024 11:19 ASN Updated [Source, Category]

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