Airplane Crash - Trammel, Kentucky 07/28/1943

Details of airplane crash/ shootdown - Trammel, Kentucky


Date07/28/1943
Time22:43
LocationTrammel, Kentucky
OperatorAmerican Airlines
Flight #63
RouteCleveland - Memphis
TypeDouglas DC-3
RegistrationNC16014
Cn/In1552
Aboard22
Fatalities20
Ground0
SummaryThe aircraft crashed into trees while attempting to land in strong turbulence and violent downdrafts. There was evidence that most of the occupants in the cabin were victims of suffocation or fire, or both, because of their inability to effect an exit from the aircraft. Loss of control of the aircraft due to unusually severe turbulence and violent downdraft caused by a thunderstorm of unknown and unpredictable intensity.

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