Airplane Crash - Burbank, California 09/08/1955

Details of airplane crash/ shootdown - Burbank, California


Date09/08/1955
LocationBurbank, California
OperatorCurrey Air Transport
Flight #24
RouteBurbank - Oakland
TypeDouglas DC-3
RegistrationN74663
Cn/In6257
Aboard33
Fatalities3
Ground0
SummaryThe plane returned after failure of the No. 2 engine, stalled and crashed 200 yards short of the runway into parked aircraft and a hanger. The captain's commitment to a landing without radio or visual confirmation of his runway alignment following engine failure immediately after takeoff.

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