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Accident description
Last updated: 27 July 2016
Date:Friday 13 January 1939
Time:ca 21:15
Type:Lockheed 14-H Super Electra
Operator:Northwest Airlines
Registration: NC17389
C/n / msn: 1408
First flight: 1937
Crew:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Total:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Miles City Municipal Airport, MT (MLS) (   United States of America)
Phase: Takeoff (TOF)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Miles City Municipal Airport, MT (MLS/KMLS), United States of America
Destination airport:Billings Municipal Airport, MT (BIL/KBIL), United States of America
Flightnumber: 11
Crashed after takeoff due to cockpit fire.



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Distance from Miles City Municipal Airport, MT to Billings Municipal Airport, MT as the crow flies is 215 km (134 miles).

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Networkĺs opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.
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