Date: May 24, 1938
Time: 2217
Location: Cleveland, Ohio
Operator: United Air Lines
Flight #: 9
Route: Newark - Cleveland - Chicago
AC Type: Douglas DST-A-207A
Registration: NC18108
cn / ln: 1956
Aboard: 10   (passengers:7  crew:3)
Fatalities: 10   (passengers:7  crew:3)
Ground: 0
Summary: An uncontrollable fire developed in the right engine and the pilot decided to make an emergency landing rather than try to reach Cleveland Airport. The plane struck trees in level flight 8.5 miles east of Cleveland Airport. A fire in the right engine accessory section which resulted from the failure of a cylinder barrel and was fed from the right engine oil supply.

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