- ACCIDENT DETAILS
Date: July 28, 1943
Time: 22:43
Location: Trammel, Kentucky
Operator: American Airlines
Flight #: 63
Route: Cleveland - Memphis
AC Type: Douglas DC-3
Registration: NC16014
cn / ln: 1552
Aboard: 22   (passengers:18  crew:4)
Fatalities: 20   (passengers:16  crew:4)
Ground: 0
Summary: The aircraft crashed into trees while attempting to land in strong turbulence and violent downdrafts. There was evidence that most of the occupants in the cabin were victims of suffocation or fire, or both, because of their inability to effect an exit from the aircraft. Loss of control of the aircraft due to unusually severe turbulence and violent downdraft caused by a thunderstorm of unknown and unpredictable intensity.
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