Nelly Diener

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Diener in front of the Curtis AT-32C Condor

Nelly Hedwig Diener (5 February[1] 1912 – 27 July 1934) was the first European female flight attendant.[2]

Diener started flying for Swissair on 1 May 1934 and became known as the "Engel der Lüfte" ("Angel of the Skies" in English).[3] Diener died in the 1934 Swissair Tuttlingen accident. Three crew members and nine passengers died.[4]

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  1. ^ Marder, Pascale (2018). Nelly Diener. Engel der Lüfte. Zurich: Bilgerverlag. ISBN 978-3-03762-076-2.
  2. ^ "Ellen's plan B". Up. 1 November 2011. Retrieved 8 September 2016.
  3. ^ "27 July 1934". This Day in Aviation. Retrieved 8 September 2016.
  4. ^ "Galery". www.nelly-diener.ch. Retrieved 26 June 2018.