Date: March 20, 1955
Time: 22:36
Location: Springfield, Missouri
Operator: American Airlines
Flight #: 711
Route: Newark - Chicago - St. Louis - Springfield - Tulsa
AC Type: Convair CV-240-0
Registration: N94234
cn / ln: 066
Aboard: 35   (passengers:32  crew:3)
Fatalities: 13   (passengers:11  crew:2)
Ground: 0
Summary: The plane crashed 1.25 miles short of the runway while attempting to land. Crew's inattention to flight instruments during approach. Pilot sensory illusion which gave a false impression of the aircraft's altitude.

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