Airplane Crash - Dallas, Texas 11/29/1949

Details of airplane crash/ shootdown - Dallas, Texas


Date11/29/1949
Time05:49
LocationDallas, Texas
OperatorAmerican Airlines
Flight #157
RouteNew York City - Mexico City
TypeDouglas DC-6
RegistrationN90728
Cn/In42895/58
Aboard46
Fatalities28
Ground0
SummaryDuring a pull-up for a go-around, after attemping a landing approach with the No. 1 engine feathered, the No. 4 engine lost power then came on with a surge. The flight engineer feathered the No. 4 engine without instructions from the captain. The aircraft stalled, then collided with wires and a building. Crew's improper handling of the aircraft after an engine failed.

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