|Crash site||LaGuardia airport, New York, U.S.A.|
|Airline||United Air Lines|
|Route||Oakland – Chicago – New York/LaGuardia|
The plane crashed at 05:30 AM when attempting to land at LaGuardia airport. The plane overshot the runway and plunged into Flushing Bay.
The plane carried 479 kg of mail which was recovered – mostly in watersoaked condition. The American Air Mail Catalogue lists 3 different handstamps from this crash. As this was a domestic flight it probably did not carry much mail for overseas destinations. The only Nordic cover I have seen is a cover to Sweden.
5-line handstamp with date.
AAMC type b.
Examples of mail