TWA Flight 529 - Clarendon Hills, IL
Posted by: adgorn
N 41° 46.800 W 087° 57.480
16T E 420387 N 4625793
Quick Description: Crew of 5 and all 73 passengers were killed in a farm field about 9 miles west (four minutes out) of Midway Airport on the way to Las Vegas. The Constellation was named "Star of Dublin".
Location: Illinois, United States
Date Posted: 4/29/2008 10:07:28 AM
Waymark Code: WM3PD2
From an accident report: "While climbing on the intended course, the aircraft experienced loss of bolt is vital to the control of the aircraft. The craft was completely destroyed."
There is no marker at the site today, which has been completely developed for residential housing. Since the site is on private property, the best you can do is drive around the perimeter streets of Clarendon Hills Rd. on the east, 61st St. on the south, Bentley Ave. on the west and 59th Street on the north, which affords a view of the area. The debris was strewn over much of this block.
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Date of Crash: 09/01/1961
Aircraft Model: Lockheed L-049 Constellation
Military or Civilian: Civilian
Tail Number: N 86511
Cause of Crash:
PROBABLE CAUSE: "The loss of an AN-175-21 nickel steel bolt from the parallelogram linkage of the elevator boost system, resulting in loss of control of the aircraft."
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