Saturn Airways

Saturn Airways Thursday May 23, 1974
While en route the left wing separated from the aircraft. The plane crashed out of contol. The undiscovered, preexisting fatigue cracks, which reduced the strength of the left wing to the degree that it failed as a result of positive aerodynamic loads created by moderate turbulence.

Crash Details

DateThursday May 23, 1974
LocationSpringfield, Illinois
Passengers1
Crew2
Fatalities3
Survivors0
Aircraft TypeLockheed L-100-30 Hercules
OperatorSaturn Airways
RegistrationN14ST
Flight OriginAlameda, CA
Flight Destination Indianapolis, IN
Springfield, Illinois
Saturn Airways
Lockheed L-100-30 Hercules
1974