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The Civil Aeronautics Board (CAB) was created in 1940 by President Franklin Roosevelt, who split the existing Civil Aeronautics Authority into two distinct agencies. The CAB was responsible for safety rulemaking, accident investigation, and economic regulation of US airlines. Although part of the Department of Commerce, the CAB functioned independently. The first aviation incident investigated by the CAB was a crash on August 31, 1940. The CAB investigated aviation accidents through 1967, upon which its duties were transferred to the newly-created NTSB. The agency was dissolved in 1985.
The Official emblem of the Civil Aeronautics Board
The Official emblem of the Civil Aeronautics Board.

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MembersEdit

Civil Air RegulationsEdit

OrdersEdit

1945Edit

  • 4076 - Order permitting inauguration of non-stop service (American Airlines)

Accident Investigation ReportsEdit

Accident investigation reports prepared by the Civil Aeronautics Board are listed by accident date, not by the date that the report was issued.

1940Edit

Scan Flight Incident date Location Publication date
  TWA acceptance flight 17 May 1940 Pritchett, Colorado
  Pan American incident near Maracaibo, Venezula 24 July 1940 Maracaibo, Venezuela 24 May 1941
  Pennsylvania Central Airlines Flight 19 (Lovettsville Air Disaster) 31 August 1940 Lovettsville, Virginia
  Pan American Airways hard water landing 23 October 1940 Darrel's Island, Bermuda
  United Airlines Flight 16 4 November 1940 Centerville, Utah
  Eastern Airlines short landing 26 November 1940 Atlanta Municipal Airport, Georgia
  American Airlines Flight 29 3 December 1940 Hartford, Connecticut
  American Airlines Flight 9 11 December 1940 St. Louis, Missouri
  United Airlines Flight 21 4 December 1940 Chicago, Illinois
  TWA Flight 35 7 December 1940 Greensburg, Pennsylvania
  Northwest Airlines landing gear collapse 14 December 1940 Bismarck, North Dakota 25 October 1941

1941Edit

Scan Flight Incident date Location Publication date
  Delta Air Flight 15 4 January 1941 Birmingham, Alabama 2 December 1941
  United Air Lines Flight 26 5 January 1941 Newhall, California
  TWA Flight 6 21 January 1941 Robertson, Missouri
  Eastern Air Lines Flight 21 26 February 1941 Atlanta, Georgia 12 June 1941
  American Airlines Flight 20 10 March 1941 Cincinnati, Ohio 16 July 1941
  Eastern Air Lines Flight 14 3 April 1941 Vero Beach, Florida 19 November 1941
  Pennsylvania-Central Airlines Flight 143 16 April 1941 Charleston, West Virginia 13 November 1941
  Continental Airlines Flight 3 23 April 1941 El Paso, Texas 21 February 1942
  Braniff Airways Flight 2 and TWA Flight 6 collision 1 June 1941 Wichita, Kansas 8 October 1941
  Chicago and Southern Airlines Flight 10 3 June 1941 Joliet, Illinois 27 January 1942
  Eastern Air Lines Flight 25 5 June 1941 Tampa, Florida 27 January 1942
  United Air Lines Flight 2 10 June 1941 Denver, Colorado 29 June 1941
  Pan American Airways Flight 501 8 June 1941 Llopango Airport, Salvador 21 February 1942
  TWA Flight 53 6 June 1941 Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
  Mid-Continent Airlines Flight 8 11 June 1941 Sioux City, Iowa 29 June 1942
  American Airlines Flight 2 21 June 1941 Euless, Texas 10 May 1942
  Pan American Airways Flight 500 15 July 1941 Barranquilla, Colombia 3 August 1942
  Western Air Lines Flight 7 16 July 1941 Los Angeles, California
  Continental Airlines Flight 7 1 August 1941 Colorado Springs, Colorado 1 May 1942
  Pan American Airways Flight 517-518 16 August 1941 Apra Harbor, Guam
  Pan American Airways Flight 320 23 September 1941 Biscayne Bay, Florida 6 May 1942
  Delta Air Flight 1 30 September 1941 Dallas, Texas 31 July 1942
  Pennsylvania-Central Airlines Flight 142 2 October 1941 Morgantown, West Virginia 17 June 1942
  Pan American Flight 203 3 October 1941 San Juan Harbor, Puerto Rico 16 January 1942
  Eastern Air Lines Flight 5 10 October 1941 Savannah, Georgia 13 January 1942
  American Airlines Flight 1 30 October 1941 St. Thomas, Ontario, Canada 13 March 1942
  Northwest Airlines Flight 5 30 October 1941 Moorhead, Minnesota 30 January 1942
  Delta Air Flight 3 22 December 1941 Birmingham, Alabama 31 July 1942

1942Edit

Scan Flight Incident date Location Publication date
  TWA Flight 3 16 January 1942 Las Vegas, Nevada 16 July 1942
  American Airlines Flight 1 21 January 1942 Abilene, Texas 29 July 1942
  American Airlines Flight 23-11 5 February 1942 Little Rock, Arkansas 22 July 1942
  American Airlines Flight 18-39 17 February 1942 LaGuardia Field, New York 5 June 1942
  Chicago and Southern Airlines Flight 4 24 February 1942 Memphis, Tennessee 5 June 1942
  Pennsylvania-Central Airlines Flight 17 2 March 1942 Detroit, Michigan 15 September 1942
  TWA Flight 58 2 March 1942 Allentown, Pennsylvania 14 September 1942
  United Air Lines Flight 12 11 April 1942 LaGuardia Field, New York 18 September 1942
  United Air Lines Flight 4 1 May 1942 Salt Lake City, Utah 31 July 1942
  Northwest Airlines Flight 1 12 May 1942 Miles City, Montana 1 October 1942
  American Airlines Flight 11 21 May 1942 Little Rock, Arkansas 17 September 1942
  TWA Flight 3 27 June 1942 Dayton, Ohio 1 October 1942
  Northwest Airlines Flight 2 29 August 1942 Bismarck, North Dakota 23 January 1943
  TWA Flight 20 17 September 1942 Indianapolis, Indiana 17 February 1943
  American Export Airlines Flight 71 3 October 1942 Bay of Exploits, Newfoundland, Canada 3 June 1943
  American Airlines Trip 28 and US Army B-34 mid-air collision 23 October 1942 Palm Springs, California 23 January 1943
  TWA DC-3 and Army C-53 mid-air collision 4 November 1942 Kansas City, Missouri 16 June 1943
  Western Air Lines Flight 1 15 December 1942 Fairfield, Utah 5 October 1943
  Pathfinder Flying Service accident 19 December 1942 Minden, Nevada 10 January 1944
  United Air Lines Flight 8 20 December 1942 Moline, Illinois 18 August 1943

1943Edit

Scan Flight Incident date Location Publication date
  Panagra Flight 9 22 January 1943 Arequipa, Peru 18 August 1943

1944Edit

Scan Flight Incident date Location Publication date
  Inland Airlines Flight 3 26 March 1944 Ottumwa, South Dakota 6 February 1945

1945Edit

Scan Flight Incident date Location Publication date
  Pan American Flight 161 8 January 1945 Trinidad, British West Indies 19 April 1946
  All American Aviation Flight 9 10 January 1945 Greensburg, Pennsylvania 17 July 1945
  American Airlines Flight 6001 10 January 1945 Burbank, California 17 September 1945
  American Airlines Flight 9 23 February 1945 Rural Retreat, Virginia 26 January 1945
  Pennsylvania-Central Airlines Flight 142 14 April 1945 Morgantown, West Virginia 19 March 1946
  1945 Page Airways Accident 27 April 1945 National Airport, Washington, D.C. 24 July 1945
  Eastern Air Lines Flight 45 (Original) 12 July 1945 Florence, South Carolina 30 November 1945
  Eastern Air Lines Flight 45 (Revised) 12 July 1945 Florence, South Carolina 12 June 1946
  Pan American Flight 216 3 August 1945 Port de France, Martinique 13 March 1946
  Eastern Air Lines Flight 42 7 September 1945 Florence, South Carolina 16 July 1946
  TWA Flight 47 26 September 1945 Chicago, Illinois 1 February 1946
  National Airlines Flight 16 5 October 1945 Lakeland, Florida 03 July 1946
  National Airlines Flight 23 11 October 1945 Banana River, Florida 8 July 1946
  Eastern Air Lines Flight 14 30 December 1945 New York, New York 13 June 1946

1952Edit

Scan Flight Incident date Location Publication date
  Northeast Airlines Flight 801 14 January 1952 Flushing Bay, New York 14 November 1952

1953Edit

Scan Flight Incident date Location Publication date
  Western Air Lines Flight 636 20 April 1953 San Francisco Bay, California 25 November 1953

1956Edit

Scan Flight Incident date Location Publication date
  Trans-Canada Air Lines Flight 304 9 July 1956 Flat Rock, Michigan 1 March 1957

1959Edit

Scan Flight Incident date Location Publication date
  Southeast Airlines Flight 308 8 January 1959 Bristol, Tennessee 8 November 1959
  Eastern Air Lines Flight 704 17 January 1959 Miami, Florida 15 September 1959
  General Airways flight 1 February 1959 Kerrville, Texas 13 November 1959
  American Airlines Flight 320 3 February 1959 La Guardia Airport, New York 6 January 1960
  Pan Am Flight 115 3 February 1959 Atlantic Ocean 28 October 1959
  Plane crash that killed Buddy Holly 3 February 1959 Mason City, Iowa 15 September 1959
  American Airlines Flight 2815 15 March 1959 Midway Airport, Illinois 5 October 1959
  Riddle Airlines Flight 402 30 March 1959 Alma, Georgia 26 August 1959
  Eastern Air Lines Flight 609 6 May 1959 National Airport, Washington, D.C. 19 August 1959
  Capital Airlines Flight 75 12 May 1959 Chase, Maryland 19 October 1959
  Capital Airlines Flight 983 12 May 1959 Kanawha County Airport, West Virginia 6 June 1960
    TWA Flight 891 26 June 1959 Milan, Italy November 1960
  Continental Can Company flight 1 July 1959 Marion, Ohio 11 October 1960
  Pan Am Flight 102 11-12 July 1959 New York International Airport, New York 25 April 1960
  American Airlines Training Flight 514 15 August 1959 Peconic River Airport, New York 20 April 1961
  Capital Airlines Flight 587 26 August 1959 Kanawha County Airport, West Virginia 6 April 1960
  Chartered Beechcraft C-18-S 1 September 1959 McGrath, Alaska 17 August 1960
  AAXICO LOGAIR Trip 7002 2 September 1959 Dyess Air Force Base, Texas 30 March 1960
  Mooney M-18 crash 7 September 1959 Butler, Pennsylvania 15 June 1960
  Reeve Aleutian Airways Flight 3 24 September 1959 Great Sitkin Island, Alaska 23 August 1960
  Braniff Airways Flight 542 29 September 1959 Buffalo, Texas 28 April 1961
  Civil Air Patrol Aeronica L-16 and Cessna 140 mid-air collision 30 September 1959 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 11 May 1961
  U.S. Overseas Airlines cargo flight 15 October 1959 Naval Air Station Jacksonville, Florida 14 September 1960
  Boeing test flight 19 October 1959 Arlington, Washington 13 June 1960
  Pacific Air Lines Flight 308 26 October 1959 Santa Maria, California 23 August 1960
  Ohio National Guard F-84 and Piper PA-22 mid-air collision 7 November 1959 Mansfield, Ohio 22 August 1960
  National Airlines Flight 967 16 November 1959 Unknown, Gulf of Mexico 11 June 1962
  TWA Flight 595 24 November 1959 Midway Airport, Illinois 8 May 1961
  Allegheny Airlines Flight 371 1 December 1959 Williamsport, Pennsylvania 3 November 1960
  Wyoming National Guard F-86 and privately-owned C-35 mid-air collision 15 December 1959 Cheyenne, Wyoming 16 August 1960

1960Edit

Scan Flight Incident date Location Publication date
  National Airlines Flight 2511 6 January 1960 Bolivia, North Carolina 26 July 1960

1961Edit

Scan Flight Incident date Location Publication date
  Alaska Airlines Flight 779 21 July 1961 Shemya, Alaska 5 October 1962

1963Edit

Scan Flight Incident date Location Publication date
  Delta Air Lines Flight 8715 13 January 1963 Memphis Municipal Airport, Tennessee 23 October 1964
  West Coast Airlines Flight 703 17 January 1963 Great Salt Lake, Utah 4 September 1963
  Continental Airlines Flight 290 29 January 1963 Kansas City Municpal Airport, Missouri 11 June 1964
  Slick Airways Flight 25C 3 February 1963 San Francisco International Airport, California 8 October 1963
  Northwest Airlines Flight 705 12 February 1963 Miami, Florida 1 June 1965
  Zantop Logair Flight 60-16 16 February 1963 Puyallup, Washington 11 May 1963
  Standard Airways Flight 388C 28 May 1963 Manhattan, Kansas 20 April 1964
  Northwest Airlines Flight 293 3 June 1963 Arnette Island, Alaska 14 April 1964
  Mohawk Airlines Flight 112 2 July 1963 Rochester, New York 13 May 1964
  AAXICO Logair Flight 1814 14 August 1963 Great Falls, Montana 24 April 1964
  AAXICO Logair Flight 14 25 September 1963 Las Vegas, Nevada 13 May 1964
  New York Airways Flight 600 14 October 1963 New York International Airport, New York 15 June 1964
  1963 Purdue Aeronautics Corporation crash 29 November 1963 Morgantown, West Virginia 17 November 1964
  Pan Am Flight 214 8 December 1963 Elkton, Maryland 25 February 1965
  Western Air Lines Flight 221 17 December 1963 Los Angeles 9 April 1965

1964Edit

Scan Flight Incident date Location Publication date
  South Central Airlines Flight 510 3 February 1964 Gainesville, Florida 29 December 1964
  Eastern Air Lines Flight 304 25 February 1964 New Orleans, Louisiana 27 June 1966
  Paradise Airlines Flight 901A 1 March 1964 Zephyr Cove, Nevada 12 July 1965
  Hansen Air Activities 8 March 1964 Chicago, Illinois 18 February 1965
  Slick Airways Flight 12 10 March 1964 Boston, Massachusetts 30 October 1964
  Frontier Airlines Flight 32 12 March 1964 Miles City, Montana 8 March 1965
  Pan American World Airways Flight 212 7 April 1964 JFK Airport, New York 10 February 1965
  Pacific Air Lines Flight 773 7 May 1964 San Ramon, California 28 October 1964
  Northeast Airlines Flight 715 5 June 1964 LaGuardia Airport, New York 20 January 1966
  United Air Lines Flight 823 9 July 1964 Parrottsville, Tennessee 2 June 1966
  Flying Tiger Line Flight 282 24 December 1964 San Francisco Airport, California 2 June 1966

1965Edit

Scan Flight Incident date Location Publication date
  Eastern Air Lines Flight 663 8 February 1965 Jones Beach, New York 14 November 1966
  AAXICO Logair Flight 1422A 23 April 1965 Mt. Rainier, Washington 10 March 1967
  AAXICO Logair Flight 1416B 18 May 1965 Whiteman AFB, Missouri 24 October 1966
  Pan Am Flight 4 28 June 1965 San Francisco, California 28 September 1966
  Continental Airlines Flight 12 1 July 1965 Kansas City, Missouri 20 June 1966
  Allegheny Airlines Flight 604 23 July 1965 Montoursville, Pennsylvania 30 August 1966
  American Airlines Flight 383 8 November 1965 Constance, Kentucky 28 September 1966
  United Airlines Flight 227 11 November 1965 Salt Lake City, Utah 3 June 1966
  TWA Flight 42 and Eastern Air Lines Flight 853 (Carmel mid-air collision) 4 December 1965 Carmel, New York 20 December 1966