Airplane Crash - New York, New York 02/01/1957

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


Date02/01/1957
Time18:02
LocationNew York, New York
OperatorNortheast Airlines
Flight #823
RouteNew York City - Miami
TypeDouglas DC-6A
RegistrationN34954
Cn/In44678/543
Aboard101
Fatalities21
Ground0
SummaryShortly after lifting off from La Guardia Airport in a snowstorm, the plane rolled sharply to the left and crashed on Rikers Island. The failure of the captain to properly observe and interpret his flight instruments and maintain control of his aircraft. Several inmates from the Rikers Island Prison made some heroirescues and were later pardoned.

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