Airplane Crash - Great Sitkin Island, Alaska 09/24/1959

Details of airplane crash/ shootdown - Great Sitkin Island, Alaska


Date09/24/1959
Time17:20
LocationGreat Sitkin Island, Alaska
OperatorReeve Aleutian Airlines
Flight #3
RouteShemya - Cold Bay - Adak - Anchorage
TypeDouglas C-54B
RegistrationN63396
Cn/In10486
Aboard16
Fatalities16
Ground0
SummaryCrashed into a mountain while on approach to Adak. Improper approach. Crew error. Pilot did not fly in accordance with visual flight rules over hazardous terrain.

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