Date: August 04, 1955
Time: 1223
Location: Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri
Operator: American Airlines
Flight #: 476
Route: Springfield, IL - St. Louis, MO
AC Type: Convair CV-240-0
Registration: N94221
cn / ln: 040
Aboard: 30   (passengers:27  crew:3)
Fatalities: 30   (passengers:27  crew:3)
Ground: 0
Summary: The aircraft attempted an emergency landing at a military airstrip after fire broke out in the No. 2 engine. The right wing separated from the aircraft and crashed 1.5 miles from the runway. Installation of an unairworthy cylinder in the No. 2 engine which resulted in an uncontrollable fire and loss of the right wing.

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