Airplane Crash - Fort Wayne, Indiana 04/28/1951

Details of airplane crash/ shootdown - Fort Wayne, Indiana


Date04/28/1951
Time19:32
LocationFort Wayne, Indiana
OperatorUnited Air Lines
Flight #129
RouteCleveland - Fort Wayne - South Bend - Chicago
TypeDouglas DC-3
RegistrationN16088
Cn/In1927
Aboard11
Fatalities11
Ground0
SummaryThe aircraft crashed after being caught in a squall line with 65-85 mph winds and heavy rain. Windshear. The severe downdraft encountered which caused the aircraft to strike the ground in a near level attitude.

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