Airplane Crash - New York City, New York 10/19/1953

Details of airplane crash/ shootdown - New York City, New York


Date10/19/1953
Time00:56
LocationNew York City, New York
OperatorEastern Air Lines
Flight #627
RouteNew York City - San Juan
TypeLockheed 749A Constellation
RegistrationN119A
Cn/In2616
Aboard27
Fatalities2
Ground0
SummaryThe aircraft crashed a few seconds after becoming airborne. The captain's loss of visual reference and orientation when he encountered drifting fog shortly after becoming airborne on take-off and the resultant inadvertent assumption of a descending flight path.

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