|Diagram of the route of flight. From the CAA Air Safety Board report.
|A drawing featured in the 29 March 1939 edition of The Daily Oklahoman, showing how the cowling was forced open. © The Daily Oklahoman|
the Oklahoma City Air Terminal is known as Will Rogers World
Airport. The location of the crash site is on the grounds of the
Mike Monroney Aeronautical Center.
The airfield has changed quite a bit in the decades since this
crash. In 1941, construction began for a new Army base to be
named Will Rogers Field. What may have remained of the Braniff
crash was obliterated during this time (and a new era for the airfield
began). The primary use of the field was for training of light
bomber (A-20/DB-7) and reconnaissance (F-4/5, F-7) crews. The
Army decomissioned the base in 1946 and, two years later, the western
portion (in the photo above) became the Oklahoma City Aeronautical
Center for the CAA (now the FAA's Monroney Center). A large building is now situated on the area where the DC-2 crashed.