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Last updated: 5 December 2021
Datum:Sonntag 26 März 1939
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic DC2 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas DC-2-112
Fluggesellschaft:Braniff International Airways
Kennzeichen: NC13727
Werknummer: 1253
Baujahr: 1934
Triebwerk: 2 Wright R-1820-F2A Cyclone
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 1 / Insassen: 3
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 7 / Insassen: 9
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 8 / Insassen: 12
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:Oklahoma City Municipal Air Terminal, OK (OKC) (   USA)
Flugphase: Start (TOF)
Betriebsart:Inländischer planmäßiger Passagierflug
Flug von:Oklahoma City Municipal Air Terminal, OK (OKC/KOKC), USA
Flug nach:Dallas-Love Field, TX (DAL/KDAL), USA
Flugnummer: 1
Engine cylinder blew out just after takeoff; lost control and crashed while trying to return to the airport. Three crew members (Capt Claude Seaton) and nine passengers were on board. The hostess Miss Louise Zarr and seven passengers died.

The aircraft operated on a flight from Chicago, IL to Dallas, TX via Kansas City, KS, Wichita, KS and Oklahoma City, OK.

Probable Cause:

A stall, induced by a violent yaw, resulting in loss of control from which the pilot was unable to recover.

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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 Oklahoma City Municipal Air Terminal, OK to Dallas-Love Field, TX as the crow flies is 289 km (181 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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