Airplane Crash - Moline, Illinois 08/21/1946

Details of airplane crash/ shootdown - Moline, Illinois


Date08/21/1946
Time04:19
LocationMoline, Illinois
OperatorTrans Luxury Airlines
Flight #878
RouteTeterboro - Chicago - San Francisco
TypeDouglas C-47-DL
RegistrationN51878
Cn/In4542
Aboard25
Fatalities2
Ground0
SummaryWhile the aircraft was flying near Moline, the No. 1 engine failed. The prop was feathered and a descent initiated for an emergency landing.The aircraft overshot the landing and a go-around was executed. A left turn was made with the gear and flaps extended. The left wing touched the ground and the aircraft cartwheeled. The engine failure was caused by a No. 5 cylinder fracture.

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