Date: May 17, 1953
Time: 1415
Location: Near Marshall, Texas
Operator: Delta Air Lines
Flight #: 318
Route: Dallas - Shreveport
AC Type: Douglas DC-3
Registration: N28345
cn / ln: 2224
Aboard: 20   (passengers:17  crew:3)
Fatalities: 19   (passengers:16  crew:3)
Ground: 0
Summary: The plane crashed 13 miles east of Marashall Texas, during an approach to Shreveport in a severe thunderstorm. The encountering of conditions in a severe thunderstorm that resulted in loss of effective control of the aircraft and the failure of the captain to adhere to company directives requiring the avoidance of thunderstorms when conditions would allow such action.

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