- ACCIDENT DETAILS
Date: July 17, 1955
Time: 06:24
Location: Chicago, Illinois
Operator: Braniff Airlines
Flight #: 560
Route: Kansas City, MO - Chicago
AC Type: Convair CV-340-32
Registration: N3422
cn / ln: 071
Aboard: 43   (passengers:40  crew:3)
Fatalities: 22   (passengers:20  crew:2)
Ground: 0
Summary: While on instrument approach, the aircraft hit a sign and crashed through the airport boundry fence. Momentary disorientation caused by the loss of visual reference during the final visual phase of the approach resulting in an increased rate of descent at an altitude too low to effect recovery.
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