Accident Lockheed 14-H Super Electra NC17388, Monday 10 January 1938
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Date:Monday 10 January 1938
Type:Silhouette image of generic L14 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Lockheed 14-H Super Electra
Owner/operator:Northwest Airlines
Registration: NC17388
MSN: 1407
Year of manufacture:1937
Fatalities:Fatalities: 10 / Occupants: 10
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed, written off
Location:22 km NE of Bozeman, MT -   United States of America
Phase: En route
Nature:Passenger - Scheduled
Departure airport:Butte Airport, MT (BTM/KBTM)
Destination airport:Billings Municipal Airport, MT (BIL/KBIL)
Investigating agency: CAB
Crashed after structural failure of the tail due to tail flutter.

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: CAB
Report number: final report
Status: Investigation completed
Download report: Final report


The Lockheed Twins / P.J. Marsden
Lockheed Aircraft Since 1913 / Rene J. Francillon


  • 24th worst accident in 1938
  • 18th worst accident of this aircraft type
  • worst accident of this aircraft type at the time


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