Airplane Crash - Atlanta, Missouri 05/06/1935

Details of airplane crash/ shootdown - Atlanta, Missouri


Date05/06/1935
Time03:30
LocationAtlanta, Missouri
OperatorTrans Continental and Western Air
Flight #6
RouteLos Angeles - Albuquerque - Kanasas City - Washington
TypeDouglas DC-2-112
RegistrationNC13785
Cn/In1295
Aboard14
Fatalities5
Ground0
SummaryThe plane crashed while en route from Albuquerque to Kansas City. After encountering fog and poor visibility, the plane was diverted to Kirksville where witnesses reported the low flying aircraft made contact with the ground and crashed. Whether the plane struck the ground while the pilot was attempting to make an emergency landing or because the available fuel supply had been exhausted, or for other reasons, could not be determined. New Mexico Senator Bronson M. Cutting, 46, killed. Improper clearance of the airplane from Albuquerque by the company's ground personnel when the plane's two-way radio was not functioning properly.

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