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TWA Flight 3

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TWA Flight 800 - Crash Animation 3

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Plane crash that killed Carole Lombard Gable on Mount Potosi 75 years ago revisited

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TWA Flight 800 - Crash Animation 2

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TWA Flight 800 Explodes Over the Atlantic Near New York

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TWA Flight 800 - Crash Animation

TWA Flight 3 was a twin-engined Douglas DC-3-382 propliner, registration NC1946, operated by Transcontinental and Western Air as a scheduled domestic passenger flight from New York City, to Burbank, California, via Indianapolis, Indiana, St. Louis, Missouri, Albuquerque, New Mexico, and Las Vegas, Nevada. On January 16, 1942, at 19:20 PST, 15 minutes after takeoff from Las Vegas Airport bound for Burbank, the aircraft slammed into a sheer cliff on Potosi Mountain, 32 miles (51 km) southwest of the airport, at an elevation of 7,770 ft (2,370 m) above sea level, and was destroyed. All 22 people on board — including movie star Carole Lombard, her mother, and three crew members — died in the crash. The Civil Aeronautics Board (CAB) investigated the accident and determined it was caused by a navigation error by the captain.
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