ASN Aircraft accident Howard Super Ventura N18A Chicago-Merrill C Meigs Field, IL (CGX)
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Date:Friday 17 August 1962
Type:Silhouette image of generic L37 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Howard Super Ventura
Operator:Borg-Warner Corp.
Registration: N18A
MSN: 5271
First flight: 1943
Crew:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:off Chicago-Merrill C Meigs Field, IL (CGX) (   United States of America)
Phase: Takeoff (TOF)
Departure airport:Chicago-Merrill C Meigs Field, IL (CGX/KCGX), United States of America
Destination airport:Chicago-Palwaukee Municipal Airport, IL (PWK/KPWK), United States of America
The aircraft crashed into the harbour after an engine failure on takeoff from Chicago-Merrill C Meigs Field, Illinois, USA.
The flight crew had dropped off the President and a board member of Borg-Warner Corp.

» Chicago Daily Tribune Aug 18, 1962
» The Lockheed Twins / P.J. Marsden


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Distance from Chicago-Merrill C Meigs Field, IL to Chicago-Palwaukee Municipal Airport, IL as the crow flies is 37 km (23 miles).
Accident location: Global; accuracy within tens or hundreds of kilometers.

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