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Last updated: 15 October 2021
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Date:Wednesday 14 September 1960
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC7 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas DC-7C
Operator:Braniff International Airways
Registration: N5900
MSN: 45068/715
First flight: 1956
Crew:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 6
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 6
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Aircraft fate: Repaired
Location:Dallas-Love Field, TX (DAL) (   United States of America)
Phase: Taxi (TXI)
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Narrative:
A Braniff International Airways DC-7C, N5900, was being taxied from the hangar at Dallas-Love Field to the maintenance run up area to test its engines. A ground qualified inspector was taxiing the aircraft with the hydraulic system in 'bypass' which caused the aircraft to lose its braking ability.
The aircraft struck the front of a building, causing serious damage to the forward fuselage. The inspector died of his injuries while five other occupants survived.

Classification:

Damaged on the ground

Sources:
» Braniff Flying Colors on Facebook


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