On November 29, 1949, American Airlines Flight 157 carrying 46 passengers and crew
from New York to Mexico City crashed at Love Field, Dallas. The flight crew of the Douglas DC-6 lost one engine in mid-flight and lost control during its approach to Love Field. The plane slid off the runway crashing into several buildings. 26 passengers and two flight attendants died. The pilot, co-pilot, flight engineer and 15 passengers survived.
|A Douglas DC-6 similar to the one involved in the Dallas crash|
The post card shown below was on board Flight 157.
|Niagara Falls to Mexico City, November 28, 1949|
10 cents air mail rate to Mexico
Shortpaid and taxed 24 centimes
A label written in Spanish was affixed advising that the correspondence was found in this state in the wreckage of the air plane crash in Dallas, on November 29,1949.