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Accident description
Last updated: 18 October 2017
Status:
Date:Sunday 31 May 1936
Time:21:04
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC2 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas DC-2-172
Operator:Transcontinental & Western Air - TWA
Registration: NC14979
C/n / msn: 1409
First flight: 1936
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 12
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 15
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:0,8 km (0.5 mls) E of Chicago Municipal Airport, IL (MDW) (   United States of America)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Newark Airport, NJ (EWR/KEWR), United States of America
Destination airport:Chicago Municipal Airport, IL (MDW/KMDW), United States of America
Narrative:
Crashed half a mile east of the airfield on approach to runway 27L during strong gusts with one engine out.

Sources:
» World Airliner Crashes/Terry Denham


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Distance from Newark Airport, NJ to Chicago Municipal Airport, IL as the crow flies is 1133 km (708 miles).

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.
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