Airplane Crash - Islip, New York 04/04/1955

Details of airplane crash/ shootdown - Islip, New York


Date04/04/1955
Time15:55
LocationIslip, New York
OperatorUnited Air Lines
RouteTraining
TypeDouglas DC-6
RegistrationN37512
Cn/In43001/32
Aboard3
Fatalities3
Ground0
SummarySuddenly dove into the ground. Unintentional movement of no.4 throttle into the reverse range just before breaking ground, with the other three engines operating at high power output, which resulted in the aircraft very quickly becoming uncontrollable once airborne.

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