Airplane Crash - Near Marshall, Texas 05/17/1953

Details of airplane crash/ shootdown - Near Marshall, Texas


Date05/17/1953
Time14:15
LocationNear Marshall, Texas
OperatorDelta Air Lines
Flight #318
RouteDallas - Shreveport
TypeDouglas DC-3
RegistrationN28345
Cn/In2224
Aboard20
Fatalities19
Ground0
SummaryThe plane crashed 13 miles east of Marashall Texas, during an approach to Shreveport in a severe thunderstorm. The encountering of conditions in a severe thunderstorm that resulted in loss of effective control of the aircraft and the failure of the captain to adhere to company directives requiring the avoidance of thunderstorms when conditions would allow such action.

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