Date & Time: Sep 24, 1973 at 0054 LT
Type of aircraft:
Lockheed L-1049 Super Constellation
The Holy Nation of Islam
Landing (descent or approach)
Los Angeles – Kansas City – Gary
United States of America
Crew on board:
Pax on board:
Upon touchdown, the left main gear collapsed. The aircraft slid on the runway for few dozen yards before coming to rest in flames. All five crew members escaped uninjured while the aircraft was destroyed. The fire was quickly extinguished.
Improper level off/touchdown on part of the copilot who was PIC at the time of the accident. Inadequate supervision of flight on part of the captain.