Braniff Airlines Flight 971

Braniff Airlines Flight 971Tuesday March 25, 1958
The plane crashed 2 minutes after takeoff while trying to return to the airport after reporting a fire in the No. 3 engine. The failure of the captain to maintain altitude during an emergency return to the airport due to his undue preoccupation with an engine fire following takeoff.

Crash Details

DateTuesday March 25, 1958
LocationMiami, Florida
Passengers19
Crew5
Fatalities9
Survivors15
Aircraft TypeDouglas DC-7-C
OperatorBraniff Airlines
RegistrationN5904
Flight OriginMiami
Flight Destination Panama City
Miami, Florida
Braniff Airlines
Douglas DC-7-C
1958