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Last updated: 15 June 2019
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Date:Thursday 3 August 1961
Type:Silhouette image of generic CONI model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Lockheed L-1049C Super Constellation
Operator:Eastern Air Lines
Registration: N6220C
C/n / msn: 4528
First flight: 1953
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:New York-Idlewild International Airport, NY (IDL) (   United States of America)
Phase: Taxi (TXI)
Nature:Cargo
Departure airport:New York-Idlewild International Airport, NY (IDL/KIDL), United States of America
Destination airport:San Juan (unknown airport), Puerto Rico
Narrative:
The L-1049 was taxiing for takeoff at Idlewild as a fire broke out. All three crew members escaped, but the airplane burned out.

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


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