Airplane Crash - Miami, Florida 03/25/1958

Details of airplane crash/ shootdown - Miami, Florida


Date03/25/1958
LocationMiami, Florida
OperatorBraniff Airlines
Flight #971
TypeDouglas DC-7-C
RegistrationN5904
Cn/In45072/793
Aboard24
Fatalities9
Ground0
SummaryThe plane crashed 2 minutes after takeoff while trying to return to the airport after reporting a fire in the No. 3 engine. The failure of the captain to maintain altitude during an emergency return to the airport due to his undue preoccupation with an engine fire following takeoff.

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