Airplane Crash - Near Robertson, Missouri 01/23/1941

Details of airplane crash/ shootdown - Near Robertson, Missouri


Date01/23/1941
Time04:13
LocationNear Robertson, Missouri
OperatorTrans Continental and Western Air
Flight #6
RouteKansas City, MO - New York
TypeDouglas DC-3-3
RegistrationNC17315
Cn/In1930
Aboard13
Fatalities2
Ground0
SummaryShortly after passing over the west boundary of the airport, the pilot started a left turn. While in the turn, the plane contracted trees 113 feet above the level of the airport. Full power was applied to the engines in an attempt to pull up but other trees were struck and the pilot lost control. The aircraft crashed to the ground at a point approximately one-fourth of a mile southwest of the airport boundary. The action of the pilot in attempting a landing under adverse weather conditions in disregard of the minimums prescribed by the Civil Aeronautics Administration and in maneuvering for such a landing at a dangerously low altitude.

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