Date & Time: May 12, 1942 at 1151 LT
Type of aircraft:
Landing (descent or approach)
Scheduled Revenue Flight
Chicago – Minneapolis – Fargo – Bismarck – Miles City – Butte – Spokane – Seattle
United States of America
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After touchdown, the crew was unable to stop the aircraft within the landing distance available. The aircraft overrun, rolled for several yards and collided with construction equipment before coming to rest in flames. Both pilots and a passenger were killed while all other occupants were injured. Delivered to Northwest Airlines in June 1939, the aircraft was destroyed.
Upon the basis of all of the evidence available to the Board at this time, CAB find that the probable cause of the accident was the failure of the captain to complete the landing run in the time to avoid the obstruction at the end of the runway, for reasons undetermined, and his action in attempting to take off after striking the obstruction.