Airplane Crash - Cheshire, Connecticut 01/18/1946

Details of airplane crash/ shootdown - Cheshire, Connecticut


Date01/18/1946
Time11:03
LocationCheshire, Connecticut
OperatorEastern Air Lines
Flight #16B
RouteNew York - Boston
TypeDouglas DC-3-201E
RegistrationNC19970
Cn/In3254
Aboard17
Fatalities17
Ground0
SummaryThe aircraft lost control and spiraled into the ground after the No. 1 engine caught on fire and the left wing separated from the aircraft. The fire, caused by the failure of a fuel line or fuel line connection, led to failure of the left wing.

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