Airplane Crash - Elizabeth, New Jersey 01/22/1952

Details of airplane crash/ shootdown - Elizabeth, New Jersey


Date01/22/1952
Time15:43
LocationElizabeth, New Jersey
OperatorAmerican Airlines
Flight #6780
RouteBuffalo - Newark
TypeConvair CV-240-0
RegistrationN94229
Cn/In054
Aboard23
Fatalities23
Ground7
SummaryThe aircraft crashed into an apartment house during its approach, 3 miles short and right of the runway. The plane crashed while level laterally but in a steep descending attitude. Most likely cause was carburetor icing. Official cause unknown.

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