Airplane Crash - Near Wadi Natrun, Egypt 08/31/1950

Details of airplane crash/ shootdown - Near Wadi Natrun, Egypt


Date08/31/1950
Time00:03
LocationNear Wadi Natrun, Egypt
OperatorTrans World Airlines
Flight #903
RouteCairo - Rome
TypeLockheed 749A Constellation
RegistrationN6004C
Cn/In2636
Aboard55
Fatalities55
Ground0
SummaryWhile en route from Cairo to Rome, witnesses observed the aircraft on fire. After turning back toward Cairo, it crashed and burned. Failure of the rear master rod bearing in the No. 3 engine that led to an uncontrollable fire. The aircraft was named 'Star of Maryland.'

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