- ACCIDENT DETAILS
Date: March 25, 1958
Time: ?
Location: Miami, Florida
Operator: Braniff Airlines
Flight #: 971
Route: Miami - Panama City
AC Type: Douglas DC-7-C
Registration: N5904
cn / ln: 45072/793
Aboard: 24   (passengers:19  crew:5)
Fatalities: 9   (passengers:9  crew:0)
Ground: 0
Summary: The plane crashed 2 minutes after takeoff while trying to return to the airport after reporting a fire in the No. 3 engine. The failure of the captain to maintain altitude during an emergency return to the airport due to his undue preoccupation with an engine fire following takeoff.
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