Lovettsville Air Disaster

Lovettsville Air Disaster

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. The Lovettsville air disaster occurred on August 31, 1940 near Lovettsville, Virginia. Pennsylvania Central Airlines Trip 19 was a new Douglas DC-3A that was flying through an intense thunderstorm at 6,000 feet (1,800 m). Numerous witnesses reported seeing a large flash of lightning shortly before it nosed over and plunged to earth in an alfalfa field. With limited accident investigation tools at the time, it was at first believed that the most likely cause was the plane flying into windshear, but the Civil Aeronautics Board report concluded that the probable cause was a lightning strike U.S. Senator Ernest Lundeen from Minnesota was one of those killed.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 56 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 3mm | 95g
  • Plor
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 613628281X
  • 9786136282817