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Last updated: 20 September 2020
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Date:Tuesday 31 March 1931
Time:ca 10:50
Type:Fokker F.10A
Operator:Transcontinental & Western Air - TWA
Registration: NC999E
C/n / msn: 1063
First flight: 1929
Total airframe hrs:1887
Engines: 3 Pratt & Whitney R-1340 Wasp
Crew:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 6 / Occupants: 6
Total:Fatalities: 8 / Occupants: 8
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Aircraft fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:6 km (3.8 mls) SW of Bazaar, KS (   United States of America)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Kansas City (unknown airport), MO, United States of America
Destination airport:Wichita (unknown airport), KS, United States of America
Flightnumber:TW599
Narrative:
Wing separated following aileron flutter caused by structural failure; football coach Knute Rockne (43) killed.

Classification:
Aileron issue
Loss of control

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