Date: May 29, 1947
Time: 19:05
Location: La Guardia Airport, Queens, New York
Operator: United Air Lines
Flight #: 521
Route: New York City - Cleveland
AC Type: Douglas C-54B
Registration: NC30046
cn / ln: 18324
Aboard: 48   (passengers:44  crew:4)
Fatalities: 43   (passengers:41  crew:2)
Ground: 0
Summary: The aircraft overran the runway during an attempted takeoff, crashed and caught fire. Either the failure of the pilot to release the gust lock before take-off or his decision to discontinue the take-off because of apprehension resulting from rapid use of a short runway under a possible calm wind condition.

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