Narrative:Collided with a steel tower (96 feet high) while on the second ILS approach. The aircraft crashed in a railroad yard, skidded across tracks.
|Date:||Sunday 15 March 1959|
|C/n / msn:|| 150|
|First flight:|| 1949|
|Total airframe hrs:||22720|
|Engines:|| 2 Pratt & Whitney R-2800-83AM4A|
|Crew:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2|
|Passengers:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0|
|Total:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2 |
|Airplane damage:|| Written off|
|Airplane fate:|| Written off (damaged beyond repair)|
|Location:||1,5 km (0.9 mls) SE of Chicago-Midway Airport, IL (MDW) (United States of America)
|Phase:|| Approach (APR)|
|Departure airport:||New York-La Guardia Airport, NY (LGA/KLGA), United States of America|
|Destination airport:||Chicago-Midway Airport, IL (MDW/KMDW), United States of America|
PROBABLE CAUSE: "The Board determines that the probable cause of this accident was the pilot's descent below his allowable minimum altitude and his inattention to flight instruments while attempting to locate the runway visually."
» ICAO Accident Digest Circular 62-AN/57 (106-108)
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Distance from New York-La Guardia Airport, NY to Chicago-Midway Airport, IL as the crow flies is 1156 km (722 miles).