Date: November 11, 1946
Time: 03:30
Location: Cleveland, Ohio
Operator: United Air Lines
Flight #: 404
Route: Chicago - Cleveland
AC Type: Douglas DC-3 (C-53D-DO)
Registration: N19947
cn / ln: 4873
Aboard: 20   (passengers:17  crew:3)
Fatalities: 2   (passengers:0  crew:2)
Ground: 0
Summary: Struck power lines and trees and crashed 500 feet short of the runway. The error of the pilot in establishing an approach toward an area not cleared for landing as a result of having mistaken the end markers of Runway 23 for those of Runway 31. A contributing factor was the failure of the pilot to abandon his attempt to land at Cleveland Airport when confronted with weather conditions below the minimums prescribed for that airport.

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