Airplane Crash - Chicago, Illinois 07/17/1955

Details of airplane crash/ shootdown - Chicago, Illinois


Date07/17/1955
Time06:24
LocationChicago, Illinois
OperatorBraniff Airlines
Flight #560
RouteKansas City, MO - Chicago
TypeConvair CV-340-32
RegistrationN3422
Cn/In071
Aboard43
Fatalities22
Ground0
SummaryWhile on instrument approach, the aircraft hit a sign and crashed through the airport boundry fence. Momentary disorientation caused by the loss of visual reference during the final visual phase of the approach resulting in an increased rate of descent at an altitude too low to effect recovery.

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