Trans World Airlines Flight 529

Trans World Airlines Flight 529Friday September 1, 1961
The aircraft crashed and burned in a field 10 miles west of Midway Airport. The airliner had taken off from Midway headed for Las Vegas. Loss of a 5/16 inch steel bolt from the elevator boost system which caused the elevator to move to its full upward position creating a stall and loss of control of the aircraft.

Crash Details

DateFriday September 1, 1961
LocationNear Hinsdale, Illinois
Passengers73
Crew5
Fatalities78
Survivors0
Aircraft TypeLockheed 049 Constellation
OperatorTrans World Airlines
RegistrationN86511
Flight OriginChicago
Flight Destination Las Vegas
Near Hinsdale, Illinois
Trans World Airlines
Lockheed 049 Constellation
1961