Airplane Crash - Miles City, Montana 05/12/1942

Details of airplane crash/ shootdown - Miles City, Montana


Date05/12/1942
Time11:51
LocationMiles City, Montana
OperatorNorthwest Orient Airlines
Flight #1
RouteChicago - Seattle
TypeDouglas DC-3-A-269
RegistrationNC 21714
Cn/In2129
Aboard14
Fatalities3
Ground0
SummaryThe plane hit an obstruction at the end of the runway, overran the runway boundry and crashed. The failure of the captain to complete the landing run in time to avoid the obstruction at the end of the runway, for reasons undetermined, and his action in attempting to take off after striking the obstruction.

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