Airplane Crash - Abilene, Texas 09/02/1959

Details of airplane crash/ shootdown - Abilene, Texas


Date09/02/1959
LocationAbilene, Texas
OperatorAaxico Airlines
RouteAbilene, TX - Forth Worth, TX
TypeCurtiss C-46A
RegistrationN5140B
Cn/In26809
Aboard2
Fatalities2
Ground0
SummaryThe cargo plane took off, rose to 200 ft., stalled and crashed. Elevator control lost. The aft link assembly became disconnected from the clevis in the elevator control horn assembly when an improperly secured bolt backed out.

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