Accident description
Last updated: 17 April 2014
Status:
Date:Monday 29 February 1960
Type:Silhouette image of generic CONI model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Lockheed L-1049G Super Constellation
Operator:Trans World Airlines - TWA
Registration: N7101C
C/n / msn: 4582
First flight: 1955
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 6
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 54
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 60
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Chicago-Midway Airport, IL (MDW) (   United States of America)
Phase: Takeoff (TOF)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Chicago-Midway Airport, IL (MDW/KMDW), United States of America
Destination airport:Phoenix-Sky Harbor International Airport, AZ (PHX/KPHX), United States of America
Narrative:
Super Constellation "Star of Balmoral" suffered a main gear collapse at Chicago-Midway. The aircraft was sustained irreparable damage.

Sources:
» Piston Engine Airliner Production List / A.B. Eastwood, J. Roach, 1996


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Distance from Chicago-Midway Airport, IL to Phoenix-Sky Harbor International Airport, AZ as the crow flies is 2304 km (1440 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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