Date & Time: May 10, 1943 at 1729 LT
Type of aircraft:
Curtiss-Wright YC-76 Caravan
Louisville - Louisville
United States of America
Crew on board:
Pax on board:
After take off from Louisville Airport, while climbing, the aircraft (a CW-27 model) went out of control and crashed in a field located in Okolona, southeast of the airport. The aircraft was destroyed and all three crew members were killed. They were performing a test flight when the tail detached, causing the aircraft to crash.
Structural failure of the tail caused by fixing bolts missing.