Date: May 12, 1942
Time: 11:51
Location: Miles City, Montana
Operator: Northwest Orient Airlines
Flight #: 1
Route: Chicago - Seattle
AC Type: Douglas DC-3-A-269
Registration: NC 21714
cn / ln: 2129
Aboard: 14   (passengers:10  crew:4)
Fatalities: 3   (passengers:0  crew:3)
Ground: 0
Summary: The plane hit an obstruction at the end of the runway, overran the runway boundry and crashed. The failure of the captain to complete the landing run in time to avoid the obstruction at the end of the runway, for reasons undetermined, and his action in attempting to take off after striking the obstruction.

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