Airplane Crash - Freeland, Michigan 04/06/1958

Details of airplane crash/ shootdown - Freeland, Michigan


Date04/06/1958
Time23:19
LocationFreeland, Michigan
OperatorCapital Airlines
Flight #67
RouteNew York - Detroit - Saginaw - Chicago
TypeVickers Viscount 745D
RegistrationN7437
Cn/In135
Aboard47
Fatalities47
Ground0
SummaryThe aircraft stalled and crashed into a corn field, 300 feet short of the runway, while making a landing attempt at Tri-City Airport in restricted visibility of rain and snow. The aircraft struck the ground nose first, then flipped over and broke apart. Icing of the horizontal stabilizer leading to loss of pitch control.

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