- ACCIDENT DETAILS
Date: February 19, 1955
Time: 07:31
Location: Albuquerque, New Mexico
Operator: Trans World Airlines
Flight #: 260
Route: Albuquerque - Sante Fe
AC Type: Martin 404
Registration: N40416
cn / ln: 14120
Aboard: 16   (passengers:13  crew:3)
Fatalities: 16   (passengers:13  crew:3)
Ground: 0
Summary: After taking off from Albuquerque, the aircraft flew a path directly towards Sandia Mountain and crashed into it. While initially blaming the pilots of intentionally flying the plane into the mountain, five years later, the CAB changed the probable cause to "deviation from course for reasons unknown" and admitted there may have been a problem with the flux gauge compass.
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