Airplane Crash - Chicago, Illinois 12/27/1968

Details of airplane crash/ shootdown - Chicago, Illinois


Date12/27/1968
Time20:22
LocationChicago, Illinois
OperatorNorth Central Airlines
Flight #458
RouteMinneapolis - Chicago - Milwaukee
TypeConvair CV-580
RegistrationN2045
Cn/In369
Aboard45
Fatalities27
Ground1
SummaryThe aircraft crashed during an instrument approach after a go-around, nearly inverted, into a hangar. Spacial disorientation of the crew precipitated by refraction of the landing or approach lights during transition from flying IFR to visual reference to the ground.

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