Airplane Crash - Fairfield, Utah 12/15/1942

Details of airplane crash/ shootdown - Fairfield, Utah


Date12/15/1942
Time01:22
LocationFairfield, Utah
OperatorWestern Airlines
Flight #13
RouteSalt Lake - Las Vegas - Burbank
TypeDouglas DC-3A
RegistrationNC16060
Cn/In1900
Aboard19
Fatalities17
Ground0
SummaryCrashed after performing a violent maneuver. Failure of the left, or possibly both wing tips and of the horizontal tail surfaces as a result of a sever pull-up which caused unusual and abnormally high air loads. The reason the pull-up maneuver was not determined.

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