Airplane Crash - Cincinnati International Airport, Covington/Hebron, Kentucky 11/20/1967

Details of airplane crash/ shootdown - Cincinnati International Airport, Covington/Hebron, Kentucky


Date11/20/1967
Time20:57
LocationCincinnati International Airport, Covington/Hebron, Kentucky
OperatorTrans World Airlines
Flight #128
RouteLos Angeles - Cincinnati
TypeConvair CV-880-22-1
RegistrationN821TW
Cn/In22-00-27
Aboard82
Fatalities70
Ground0
SummaryThe aircraft struck a tree short of the runway during an approach in snow. Procedural errors by the crew during the approach in adverse weather. The visual approach conducted at night and in deteriorating weather conditions without adequate altimeter cross-reference. The approach was conducted using visual reference to partially lighted irregular terrain which may have been conducive to producing an illusionary sense of adequate terrain clearance.

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