Date: August 21, 1946
Time: 04:19
Location: Moline, Illinois
Operator: Trans Luxury Airlines
Flight #: 878
Route: Teterboro - Chicago - San Francisco
AC Type: Douglas C-47-DL
Registration: N51878
cn / ln: 4542
Aboard: 25   (passengers:22  crew:3)
Fatalities: 2   (passengers:0  crew:2)
Ground: 0
Summary: While the aircraft was flying near Moline, the No. 1 engine failed. The prop was feathered and a descent initiated for an emergency landing.The aircraft overshot the landing and a go-around was executed. A left turn was made with the gear and flaps extended. The left wing touched the ground and the aircraft cartwheeled. The engine failure was caused by a No. 5 cylinder fracture.

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