- ACCIDENT DETAILS
Date: August 22, 1954
Time: 17:03
Location: Near Mason City, Iowa
Operator: Braniff Airlines
Flight #: 152
Route: Memphis - Minneapolis
AC Type: Douglas DC-3
Registration: N61451
cn / ln: 4630
Aboard: 19   (passengers:16  crew:3)
Fatalities: 12   (passengers:10  crew:2)
Ground: 0
Summary: The aircraft crashed 16 miles south of Mason City, Iowa due to a loss of control after penetrating an area of thunderstorms during a go-around. The flight, while endeavouring to traverse a thunderstorm area, encountered very heavy rain, divergent winds, and strong downdrafts that forced the aircraft to the ground.
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