Accident SIAI Savoia S.9 , Tuesday 7 September 1920
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Date:Tuesday 7 September 1920
Time:09:35 LT
Type:SIAI Savoia S.9
Owner/operator:Ilmavoimat, Finnish Air Force
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Location:Lake Zürich -   Switzerland
Phase: En route
Departure airport:Lago Maggiore, Italy
Destination airport:Finland
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
The wooden propeller had disintegrated inflight due to a faulty glueing method during manufacturing. According to other sources, withesses saw parts falling of the plane (of the wing) before the crash. The pilot from Finland and the machanic from Italy were killed.
Another aircraft suffered the same fate. Specutation at the time said that the plane was sabotaged at the factory.


- Finnish aviation accident database

Revision history:

18-Jan-2010 08:11 slowkid Added
18-Jan-2010 08:13 slowkid Updated [Date]
09-Dec-2011 05:24 Masen63 Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Operator, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]

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