Narrative:The Lockheed's main gear struck a dyke while approaching New York-La Guardia.
|Date:||14 SEP 1960|
|Type:||Lockheed L-188A Electra|
|C/n / msn:|| 1117|
|First flight:|| 1960|
|Total airframe hrs:||1573|
|Crew:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 6|
|Passengers:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 70|
|Total:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 76 |
|Airplane damage:|| Written off|
|Airplane fate:|| Written off (damaged beyond repair)|
|Location:||New York-La Guardia Airport, NY (LGA) (United States of America)
|Phase:|| Approach (APR)|
|Nature:||Domestic Scheduled Passenger|
|Departure airport:||Boston Airport, MA (BOS/KBOS), United States of America|
|Destination airport:||New York-La Guardia Airport, NY (LGA/KLGA), United States of America|
PROBABLE CAUSE: "Failure of the pilot to properly plan and execute the approach to a landing. Factors which may have contributed where the shortened runway and the unmarked upper portion of the dyke."
This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not
display the exact flight path.
Distance from Boston Airport, MA to New York-La Guardia Airport, NY as the crow flies is 295 km (184 miles).
This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Networkĺs opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.