Airplane Crash - Chase, Maryland 05/12/1959

Details of airplane crash/ shootdown - Chase, Maryland


Date05/12/1959
Time16:13
LocationChase, Maryland
OperatorCapital Airlines
Flight #75
RouteNew York City - Atlanta
TypeVickers Viscount 745D
RegistrationN7463
Cn/In287
Aboard31
Fatalities31
Ground0
SummaryDisintegrated in-flight due to severe turbulence after penetrating a thunderstorm. Icing. A farmhand observed a large chuck of ice fall from the plane seconds before the crash. A second plane crash involving Capital Airlines occurred at Charleston, WV on this same day.

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