Date & Time: Jan 8, 1968 at 1040 LT
Type of aircraft:
Scheduled Revenue Flight
United States of America
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Shortly after takeoff from Lindbergh Field, while climbing at a height of 50 feet, the pilot made a sharp turn when the aircraft stalled and crashed ion flames. A passenger was seriously injured while three other occupants were killed.
Engine failure after rotation caused by a cracked shroud on the third stage stator assembly due to fatigue fracture. The pilot used minimum runway length for takeoff and minimum takeoff speed.