Airplane Crash - Springfield, Mississippi 03/20/1955

Details of airplane crash/ shootdown - Springfield, Mississippi


Date03/20/1955
Time22:36
LocationSpringfield, Mississippi
OperatorAmerican Airlines
Flight #711
RouteNewark - Chicago - St. Louis - Springfield - Tulsa
TypeConvair CV-240-0
RegistrationN94234
Cn/In066
Aboard35
Fatalities13
Ground0
SummaryThe plane crashed 1.25 miles short of the runway while attempting to land. Crew's inattention to flight instruments during approach. Pilot sensory illusion which gave a false impression of the aircraft's altitude.

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