Airplane Crash - Washington D.C. 04/27/1945

Details of airplane crash/ shootdown - Washington D.C.


Date04/27/1945
Time12:40
LocationWashington D.C.
OperatorPage Airways
RouteWashington, D.C. - New York, Ny
TypeLockheed 18 Lodestar
RegistrationNC33328
Cn/In2221
Aboard13
Fatalities6
Ground0
SummaryLost an engine during takeoff, settled back on the runway, overran the runway, rolled to the right and crashed into a drainage ditch and burned. Engine failure during a critical point in the take-off followed by the pilot executing an emergency landing under unfavorable conditions. Contributing factors were the strong gusts and ground turbulence which prevailed at the time and the presence of a deep ditch near the runway.

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