Airplane Crash - Near Winona, Minnesota 08/29/1948

Details of airplane crash/ shootdown - Near Winona, Minnesota


Date08/29/1948
Time17:05
LocationNear Winona, Minnesota
OperatorNorthwest Orient Airlines
Flight #421
RouteChicago - Minneapolis
TypeMartin 202
RegistrationNC93044
Cn/In9165
Aboard37
Fatalities37
Ground0
SummaryCrashed following the separation of the left wing after the aircraft entered a thunderstorm. Loss of the outer panel of the left wing which separated as a result of a fatigue crack which was induced by a faulty design of a wing flange, aggravated by severe turbulence of the thunderstorm.

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