Other Douglas DC-7C N5900, Wednesday 14 September 1960
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Date:Wednesday 14 September 1960
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Type:Silhouette image of generic DC7 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Douglas DC-7C
Owner/operator:Braniff International Airways
Registration: N5900
MSN: 45068/715
Year of manufacture:1956
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 6
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial, repaired
Category:Other
Location:Dallas-Love Field, TX (DAL) -   United States of America
Phase: Taxi
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Departure airport:-
Destination airport:-
Narrative:
A Braniff International Airways DC-7C, N5900, was being taxied from the hangar at Dallas-Love Field to the maintenance run up area to test its engines. A ground qualified inspector was taxiing the aircraft with the hydraulic system in 'bypass' which caused the aircraft to lose its braking ability.
The aircraft struck the front of a building, causing serious damage to the forward fuselage. The inspector died of his injuries while five other occupants survived.

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