Airplane Crash - Laramie, Wyoming 10/17/1946

Details of airplane crash/ shootdown - Laramie, Wyoming


Date10/17/1946
Time00:57
LocationLaramie, Wyoming
OperatorNational Air Transport Services
Flight #942
RouteOakland - Chicago
TypeDouglas DC-3
RegistrationNC38942
Cn/In12971
Aboard13
Fatalities13
Ground0
SummaryCrashed during a snowstorm into prairie lands while attempting to land at Laramie. Weather conditions were deteriorating rapidly and worse than predicted. The action of the pilot in maneuvering the aircraft at a dangerously low altitude under extremely adverse weather conditions in an attempt to land. A contributing factor was the negligence of the pilot in planning a flight into an area in which adverse weather conditions were forecast without making adequate provisions for a suitable alternate airport.

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