- ACCIDENT DETAILS
Date: November 04, 1944
Time: c 17:15
Location: Hanford, California
Operator: Trans Continental and Western Air
Flight #: 8
Route: San Francisco - New York City
AC Type: Douglas DC-3
Registration: NC28310
cn / ln: 2251
Aboard: 24   (passengers:21  crew:3)
Fatalities: 24   (passengers:21  crew:3)
Ground: 0
Summary: The wing separated from the aircraft after entering a thunderstorm and encountering severe turbulence. The failure of the airplane's structure as a result of severe turbulence, an important contributing cause was the fact that the airplane was undoubtedly in an abnormal attitude of flight, i.e., inverted, at the instant of structural failure. The cause of the airplane becoming inverted was not determined.
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