Airplane Crash - Bazaar, Kansas 03/31/1931

Details of airplane crash/ shootdown - Bazaar, Kansas


Date03/31/1931
Time10:45
LocationBazaar, Kansas
OperatorTrans Continental and Western Air
Flight #599
RouteKansas City - Wichita - Los Angeles
TypeFokker F10A Trimotor
RegistrationNC-999
Cn/In1063
Aboard8
Fatalities8
Ground0
SummaryShortly after taking off from Kansas City, one of the aircraft's wing's separated in flight after penetrating a thunderstorm and experiencing strong turbulence and icing. The plane crashed into a wheat field. Wing-aileron flutter, brought about by moisture leaking into the wing's interior, weakening the glue that bonded the wooden spars. Notre Dame football coach, Knute Rockne, 43, killed.

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