Airplane Crash - Windsor Locks, Connecticut 10/19/1962

Details of airplane crash/ shootdown - Windsor Locks, Connecticut


Date10/19/1962
Time20:52
LocationWindsor Locks, Connecticut
OperatorAllegheny Airlines
Flight #928
RouteWashington D.C. - Providence, RI
TypeConvair CV-340/440
RegistrationN8415N
Cn/In125
Aboard52
Fatalities1
Ground0
SummaryFollowing departure from Philadelphia, a high frequency whistling noise was heard and inspection revealed an escape of air at the lower aft corner of the rear service door. Pillow cases were placed in this area to reduce the air noise but no further action was taken. While the aircraft was descending through 4,000 feet the door blew out. The ensuing outward rush of air ejected a flight attendant who was near the door opening. Undetected insecure latching of the rear service door, resulting in an inflight explosive decompression which ejected a flight attendant from the aircraft.

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