Airplane Crash - Hanford, California 11/04/1944

Details of airplane crash/ shootdown - Hanford, California


Date11/04/1944
Time17:15
LocationHanford, California
OperatorTrans Continental and Western Air
Flight #8
RouteSan Francisco - New York City
TypeDouglas DC-3
RegistrationNC28310
Cn/In2251
Aboard24
Fatalities24
Ground0
SummaryThe wing separated from the aircraft after entering a thunderstorm and encountering severe turbulence. The failure of the airplane's structure as a result of severe turbulence, an important contributing cause was the fact that the airplane was undoubtedly in an abnormal attitude of flight, i.e., inverted, at the instant of structural failure. The cause of the airplane becoming inverted was not determined.

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