Airplane Crash - La Guardia Airport, Queens, New York 05/29/1947

Details of airplane crash/ shootdown - La Guardia Airport, Queens, New York


Date05/29/1947
Time19:05
LocationLa Guardia Airport, Queens, New York
OperatorUnited Air Lines
Flight #521
RouteNew York City - Cleveland
TypeDouglas C-54B
RegistrationNC30046
Cn/In18324
Aboard48
Fatalities43
Ground0
SummaryThe aircraft overran the runway during an attempted takeoff, crashed and caught fire. Either the failure of the pilot to release the gust lock before take-off or his decision to discontinue the take-off because of apprehension resulting from rapid use of a short runway under a possible calm wind condition.

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