Airplane Crash - Cleveland, Ohio 11/11/1946

Details of airplane crash/ shootdown - Cleveland, Ohio


Date11/11/1946
Time03:30
LocationCleveland, Ohio
OperatorUnited Air Lines
Flight #404
RouteChicago - Cleveland
TypeDouglas DC-3 (C-53D-DO)
RegistrationN19947
Cn/In4873
Aboard20
Fatalities2
Ground0
SummaryStruck power lines and trees and crashed 500 feet short of the runway. The error of the pilot in establishing an approach toward an area not cleared for landing as a result of having mistaken the end markers of Runway 23 for those of Runway 31. A contributing factor was the failure of the pilot to abandon his attempt to land at Cleveland Airport when confronted with weather conditions below the minimums prescribed for that airport.

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