Date: January 13, 1939
Time: 2115
Location: Miles City, Montana
Operator: Northwest Orient Airlines
Flight #: 1
Route: Chicago - Seattle
AC Type: Lockheed 14-H Super Electra
Registration: NC17389
cn / ln: 1408
Aboard: 4   (passengers:2  crew:2)
Fatalities: 4   (passengers:2  crew:2)
Ground: 0
Summary: The aircraft crashed 2,650 feet past the runway boundry after taking off. A fire of considerable intensity developed, prior to the crash, in the cockpit of the aircraft, in the immediate vicinity of the gasoline cross-feed valve. It was not possible to determine the exact origin and source of the fire.

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