Date: August 22, 1950
Time: 02:37
Location: Near Eagle, Colorado
Operator: American Airlines
Flight #: 14
Route: Los Angeles - Chicago
AC Type: Douglas DC-6
Registration: N90705
cn / ln: 42858/9
Aboard: 59   (passengers:54  crew:5)
Fatalities: 1   (passengers:1  crew:0)
Ground: 0
Summary: En route, the No. 3 propeller failed. A propeller blade struck and punctured the fuselage, causing a cabin decompression. A safe landing was carried out at Denver. One passenger who had heart trouble died prior to landing. The internal gouging of a propeller blade during the manufacturing process which resulted in a fatigue fracture and subsequent failure during flight."

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