- ACCIDENT DETAILS
Date: March 31, 1931
Time: 10:45
Location: Bazaar, Kansas
Operator: Trans Continental and Western Air
Flight #: 599
Route: Kansas City - Wichita - Los Angeles
AC Type: Fokker F10A Trimotor
Registration: NC-999
cn / ln: 1063
Aboard: 8   (passengers:6  crew:2)
Fatalities: 8   (passengers:6  crew:2)
Ground: 0
Summary: Shortly after taking off from Kansas City, one of the aircraft's wing's separated in flight after penetrating a thunderstorm and experiencing strong turbulence and icing. The plane crashed into a wheat field. Wing-aileron flutter, brought about by moisture leaking into the wing's interior, weakening the glue that bonded the wooden spars. Notre Dame football coach, Knute Rockne, 43, killed.
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