Airplane Crash - Hickory, North Carolina 04/20/1960

Details of airplane crash/ shootdown - Hickory, North Carolina


Date04/20/1960
Time13:06
LocationHickory, North Carolina
OperatorPiedmont Airlines / Private
RouteCincinnati, OH - Hickory, NC
TypeFairchild F-27 / Cessna 310
RegistrationN2704R/N1807H
Cn/In17
Aboard44
Fatalities4
Ground0
SummaryThe aircraft were involved in a midair collision while both were making an approach to land. The pilot of the Cessna, the over-taking aircraft, failed to see and avoid the F-27 during the landing appoach. Four died aboard the Cessna, none aboard the Fairchild.

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