Airplane Crash - Near Mason City, Iowa 08/22/1954

Details of airplane crash/ shootdown - Near Mason City, Iowa


Date08/22/1954
Time17:03
LocationNear Mason City, Iowa
OperatorBraniff Airlines
Flight #152
RouteMemphis - Minneapolis
TypeDouglas DC-3
RegistrationN61451
Cn/In4630
Aboard19
Fatalities12
Ground0
SummaryThe aircraft crashed 16 miles south of Mason City, Iowa due to a loss of control after penetrating an area of thunderstorms during a go-around. The flight, while endeavouring to traverse a thunderstorm area, encountered very heavy rain, divergent winds, and strong downdrafts that forced the aircraft to the ground.

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