Date & Time: Aug 15, 1939
Type of aircraft:
Lockheed 10 Electra
Registration:
NC16051
Flight Phase:
Takeoff (climb)
Flight Type:
Private
Survivors:
Yes
MSN:
1062
YOM:
1936
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
1
Pax on board:
3
Pax fatalities:
1
Other fatalities:
0
Total fatalities:
2
Circumstances:
Shortly after takeoff from Hartford-Rentschler Airfield, the airplane lost height and crashed. Two occupants were killed while three other were seriously injured. The aircraft was totally destroyed upon impact.
Probable cause:
Loss of control following an engine failure during initial climb.