Airplane Crash - Springfield, Illinois 05/23/1974

Details of airplane crash/ shootdown - Springfield, Illinois


Date05/23/1974
Time16:55
LocationSpringfield, Illinois
OperatorSaturn Airways
RouteAlameda, CA - Indianapolis, IN
TypeLockheed L-100-30 Hercules
RegistrationN14ST
Cn/In4225
Aboard3
Fatalities3
Ground0
SummaryWhile en route the left wing separated from the aircraft. The plane crashed out of contol. The undiscovered, preexisting fatigue cracks, which reduced the strength of the left wing to the degree that it failed as a result of positive aerodynamiloads created by moderate turbulence.

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