Airplane Crash - Hot Springs, Virginia 10/16/1971

Details of airplane crash/ shootdown - Hot Springs, Virginia


Date10/16/1971
Time13:17
LocationHot Springs, Virginia
OperatorAlpena Flying Service - Air Taxi
RouteDetroit, MI - Hot Springs, VA
TypeSwearingen SA26AT
RegistrationN20DE
Aboard6
Fatalities6
Ground0
SummaryThe pilot descended below minima on a third attempt at landing with no glideslope approach and hit the ground 150 feet short and right of the runway. Improper IFR operation.

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