Airplane Crash - Richmond, Virginia 05/16/1946

Details of airplane crash/ shootdown - Richmond, Virginia


Date05/16/1946
Time01:00
LocationRichmond, Virginia
OperatorViking Air Transport
RouteRichmond - Atlanta
TypeDouglas DC-3
RegistrationNC53218
Cn/In19626
Aboard27
Fatalities27
Ground0
SummaryEngine trouble after takeoff forced the crew to return to Richmond. While the crew was attempting to land a second time, an engine was shut down because it was running rough. The pilot apparently shut down the wrong engine. The plane stalled and crashed to earth, nose first. Inability of the crew to maintain adequate control of the aircraft to effect an emergency single-engine instrument approach under adverse weather conditions.

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