Airplane Crash - Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri 08/04/1955

Details of airplane crash/ shootdown - Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri


Date08/04/1955
Time12:23
LocationFort Leonard Wood, Missouri
OperatorAmerican Airlines
RouteSpringfield, IL - St. Louis, MO
TypeConvair CV-240-0
RegistrationN94221
Cn/In040
Aboard30
Fatalities30
Ground0
SummaryThe aircraft attempted an emergency landing at a military airstrip after fire broke out in the No. 2 engine. The right wing separated from the aircraft and crashed 1.5 miles from the runway. Installation of an unairworthy cylinder in the No. 2 engine which resulted in an uncontrollable fire and loss of the right wing.

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