Date: February 14, 1953
Time: 1710
Location: Off Mobile, Alabama
Operator: National Airlines
Flight #: 470
Route: Miami - Orlando - New Orleans
AC Type: Douglas DC-6
Registration: N90893
cn / ln: 43057/73
Aboard: 46   (passengers:41  crew:5)
Fatalities: 46   (passengers:41  crew:5)
Ground: 0
Summary: The aircraft crashed into the Gulf of Mexico off Mobile, Alabama. The aircraft broke up in the turbulence of a "frontal wave" storm after failure of the left wing. The loss of control followed by the in-flight failure and separation of portions of the airframe structure while the aircraft was traversing an intense frontal-wave type storm of extremely severe turbulence, the severity and location of which the pilot had not been fully informed.

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