Airplane Crash - Miles City, Montana 01/13/1939

Details of airplane crash/ shootdown - Miles City, Montana


Date01/13/1939
Time21:15
LocationMiles City, Montana
OperatorNorthwest Orient Airlines
Flight #1
RouteChicago - Seattle
TypeLockheed 14-H Super Electra
RegistrationNC17389
Cn/In1408
Aboard4
Fatalities4
Ground0
SummaryThe aircraft crashed 2,650 feet past the runway boundry after taking off. A fire of considerable intensity developed, prior to the crash, in the cockpit of the aircraft, in the immediate vicinity of the gasoline cross-feed valve. It was not possible to determine the exact origin and source of the fire.

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