Airplane Crash - Cleveland, Ohio 05/24/1938

Details of airplane crash/ shootdown - Cleveland, Ohio


Date05/24/1938
Time22:17
LocationCleveland, Ohio
OperatorUnited Air Lines
Flight #9
RouteNewark - Cleveland - Chicago
TypeDouglas DST-A-207A
RegistrationNC18108
Cn/In1956
Aboard10
Fatalities10
Ground0
SummaryAn uncontrollable fire developed in the right engine and the pilot decided to make an emergency landing rather than try to reach Cleveland Airport. The plane struck trees in level flight 8.5 miles east of Cleveland Airport. A fire in the right engine accessory section which resulted from the failure of a cylinder barrel and was fed from the right engine oil supply.

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