Airplane Crash - Bozeman, Montana 01/10/1938

Details of airplane crash/ shootdown - Bozeman, Montana


Date01/10/1938
Time15:07
LocationBozeman, Montana
OperatorNorthwest Orient Airlines
Flight #2
RouteSeattle - Billings - Chicago
TypeLockheed 14H Super Electra
RegistrationNC-17388
Cn/In1407
Aboard10
Fatalities10
Ground0
SummaryThe aircraft crashed 12 miles northeast of Bozeman after experiencing structural failure of the tail. There was severe turbulence reported in the area at the time of the accident. The structural failure of the upper vertical fins and rudders due to flutter 'natural resonance, or period of vibration' which resulted in the separation of the rudder and fins and loss of control of the aircraft.

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