Accident description
Last updated: 18 December 2014
Status:
Date:Wednesday 10 March 1948
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC4 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-54B-1-DC (DC-4)
Operator:American Airlines
Registration: NC90426
C/n / msn: 10433
First flight: 1944
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 33
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 36
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Tulsa International Airport, OK (TUL) (   United States of America) show on map
Phase: Takeoff (TOF)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Tulsa International Airport, OK (TUL/KTUL), United States of America
Destination airport:Los Angeles Airport, CA (LAX/KLAX), United States of America
Narrative:
The nosewheel struck a snowdrift on takeoff. The damage prevented the nosegear from being raised. The flight continued to Dallas-Love Field where a safe landing was carried out. Reportedly damaged beyond repair as a result of this mishap.

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Distance from Tulsa International Airport, OK to Los Angeles Airport, CA as the crow flies is 2046 km (1279 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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