Date: May 06, 1935
Time: 0330
Location: Atlanta, Missouri
Operator: Trans Continental and Western Air
Flight #: 6
Route: Los Angeles - Albuquerque - Kanasas City - Washington
AC Type: Douglas DC-2-112
Registration: NC13785
cn / ln: 1295
Aboard: 14   (passengers:12  crew:2)
Fatalities: 5   (passengers:3  crew:2)
Ground: 0
Summary: The plane crashed while en route from Albuquerque to Kansas City. After encountering fog and poor visibility, the plane was diverted to Kirksville where witnesses reported the low flying aircraft made contact with the ground and crashed. Whether the plane struck the ground while the pilot was attempting to make an emergency landing or because the available fuel supply had been exhausted, or for other reasons, could not be determined. New Mexico Senator Bronson M. Cutting, 46, killed. Improper clearance of the airplane from Albuquerque by the company's ground personnel when the plane's two-way radio was not functioning properly.

Return to Home Page

Copyright Richard Kebabjian / www.planecrashinfo.com