Date: July 12, 1931
Time: ?
Location: Chicago, Illinois
Operator: Braniff Airlines
Flight #: ?
Route: Chicago - Detroit
AC Type: Lockheed Vega
Registration: NC8497
cn / ln: 154
Aboard: 2   (passengers:0  crew:2)
Fatalities: 2   (passengers:0  crew:2)
Ground: 0
Summary: Engine quit while taking off. The plane crashed from a height of 700 feet. The pilot tried to return to the airport by banking to the right but did not have sufficient altitude to recover.

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