Date: September 29, 1959
Time: 23:09
Location: Buffalo, Texas
Operator: Braniff Airlines
Flight #: 542
Route: Houston - Dallas
AC Type: Lockheed 188A Electra
Registration: N9705C
cn / ln: 1090
Aboard: 34   (passengers:28  crew:6)
Fatalities: 34   (passengers:28  crew:6)
Ground: 0
Summary: In-flight separation of the left wing resulted in the aircraft crashing 3 miles southeast of Buffalo, Texas. A design flaw caused an oscillation known as mode to transfer propeller wobble to the outboard nacelles which induced flutter in the wing which led to the separation of the wing. One of two accidents with the same cause. See 3/17/1960.

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