Airplane Crash - Albany, New York 09/16/1953

Details of airplane crash/ shootdown - Albany, New York


Date09/16/1953
Time08:34
LocationAlbany, New York
OperatorAmerican Airlines
Flight #723
RouteBoston - Hartford - Albany - Chicago
TypeConvair CV-240-0
RegistrationN94255
Cn/In116
Aboard28
Fatalities28
Ground0
SummaryAfter circling, the aircraft crashed into two radio towers while on approach to Albany Municipal Airport. While the pilot was aligning with the runway, he descended below obstructions partially obscured by fog. Crew's failure to abandon the landing under adverse weather conditions.

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