- ACCIDENT DETAILS
Date: February 01, 1957
Time: 18:02
Location: New York, New York
Operator: Northeast Airlines
Flight #: 823
Route: New York City - Miami
AC Type: Douglas DC-6A
Registration: N34954
cn / ln: 44678/543
Aboard: 101   (passengers:95  crew:6)
Fatalities: 21   (passengers:21  crew:0)
Ground: 0
Summary: Shortly after lifting off from La Guardia Airport in a snowstorm, the plane rolled sharply to the left and crashed on Rikers Island. The failure of the captain to properly observe and interpret his flight instruments and maintain control of his aircraft. Several inmates from the Rikers Island Prison made some heroic rescues and were later pardoned.
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