Airplane Crash - Near Centerville, Tennessee 10/15/1943

Details of airplane crash/ shootdown - Near Centerville, Tennessee


Date10/15/1943
Time23:17
LocationNear Centerville, Tennessee
OperatorAmerican Airlines
Flight #63
RouteNashville - Memphis
TypeDouglas DC3-G102
RegistrationNC16088
Cn/In1588
Aboard15
Fatalities15
Ground0
SummaryThe aircraft struck the ground nose-first in a vertical attitude while en route and was completely demolished by the impact. Inability of the aircraft to gain or maintain altitude due to carburetor ice, propeller ice or wing ice or some combination of these icing conditions, while over terrain and in weather unsuitable for an emergency landing.

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