Design Your Own Airline or Repaint an Existing Airline - Part 2

Not really an addition to any of my series’, but rather a tribute to quite a catastrophic event from the past.

Airline: Sabena Belgian World Airlines

Aircraft: Boeing 707-320.

Template and logo’s: MED and Airplano21 for the template (so amazingly provided by @Luchino_Bruttomesso) and Google for the logos.

Details: 63 years ago today, on the 15th of February 1961, Sabena flight 548 was performing a regularly scheduled passenger flight from New York’s Idlewild Airport (now JFK) to Brussels Airport.

While landing, the crew had to perform a go-around due to traffic on the runway. During this procedure, a mechanical fault occurred, rendering the plane nearly uncontrollable. The crew was able to keep the plane in the air for a further 5 minutes, making almost 4 complete 360° turns, before the aircraft inevitable crashed into farmland, killing everyone on board and one person on the ground.

To this day, it’s the worst aviation disaster in Belgian history.

I’ve written about Flight 548 a year ago, a more in depth explanation can be found there.

Note: Colours, like usual, are probably way off. Judging them from old photos is a nightmare. The engines are also not entirely correct, since they’re missing the noise suppression exhaust.

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