Airplane Crash - Ellicott, Maryland 11/23/1962

Details of airplane crash/ shootdown - Ellicott, Maryland


Date11/23/1962
Time12:24
LocationEllicott, Maryland
OperatorUnited Air Lines
Flight #297
RouteNewark - Washington D.C.
TypeVickers Viscount 745D
RegistrationN7430
Cn/In128
Aboard18
Fatalities18
Ground0
SummaryThe aircraft penetrated a flock of Whistling Swans at 6,000 ft. One, estimated to be 13 pounds, struck the leading edge of the left horizontal stabilizer, weakening the structure and causing it to detach. The aircraft lost control and broke-up in mid-air and crashed. Bird collision.

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