Accident Douglas DC-2-172 NC14979, Sunday 31 May 1936
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Date:Sunday 31 May 1936
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC2 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Douglas DC-2-172
Owner/operator:Transcontinental & Western Air - TWA
Registration: NC14979
MSN: 1409
Year of manufacture:1936
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 15
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed, written off
Location:0,8 km E of Chicago Municipal Airport, IL (MDW) -   United States of America
Phase: Approach
Nature:Passenger - Scheduled
Departure airport:Newark Airport, NJ (EWR/KEWR)
Destination airport:Chicago Municipal Airport, IL (MDW/KMDW)
Investigating agency: CAB
Crashed half a mile east of the airfield on approach to runway 27L during strong gusts with one engine out.

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


World Airliner Crashes/Terry Denham


photo (c) Pat Bukiri; Chicago Municipal Airport, IL (MDW); 31 May 1936

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