Airplane Crash - Buffalo, Texas 09/29/1959

Details of airplane crash/ shootdown - Buffalo, Texas


Date09/29/1959
Time23:09
LocationBuffalo, Texas
OperatorBraniff Airlines
Flight #542
RouteHouston - Dallas
TypeLockheed 188A Electra
RegistrationN9705C
Cn/In1090
Aboard34
Fatalities34
Ground0
SummaryIn-flight separation of the left wing resulted in the aircraft crashing 3 miles southeast of Buffalo, Texas. A design flaw caused an oscillation known as mode to transfer propeller wobble to the outboard nacelles which induced flutter in the wing which led to the separation of the wing. One of two accidents with the same cause. See 3/17/1960.

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