Airplane Crash - Adak, Alaska 03/15/1962

Details of airplane crash/ shootdown - Adak, Alaska


Date03/15/1962
Time01:14
LocationAdak, Alaska
OperatorFlying Tiger Line
Flight #7816
RouteCold Bay, AK - Adak, AK
TypeLockheed 1049H Super Constellation
RegistrationN6911C
Cn/In4804
Aboard7
Fatalities1
Ground0
SummaryCrashed into a rock embankment, 328 ft. short of runway threshold while attempting to land on Runway 23 and after being warned by ATC that the plane was below the glidepath. The main gear and right wing separated from the plane and a fire ensued. The pilot's misjudgment of distance and altitude during the final approach.

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