Date: January 18, 1946
Time: 11:03
Location: Cheshire, Connecticut
Operator: Eastern Air Lines
Flight #: 16B
Route: New York - Boston
AC Type: Douglas DC-3-201E
Registration: NC19970
cn / ln: 3254
Aboard: 17   (passengers:14  crew:3)
Fatalities: 17   (passengers:14  crew:3)
Ground: 0
Summary: The aircraft lost control and spiraled into the ground after the No. 1 engine caught on fire and the left wing separated from the aircraft. The fire, caused by the failure of a fuel line or fuel line connection, led to failure of the left wing.

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