Airplane Crash - Houston, Texas 03/21/1980

Details of airplane crash/ shootdown - Houston, Texas


Date03/21/1980
Time19:49
LocationHouston, Texas
OperatorEagle Commuter
RouteHouston, TX - Brownwood, TX
TypePiper PA-28-180
RegistrationN55932
Cn/In28-7305503
Aboard10
Fatalities7
Ground0
SummaryThe right engine failed while taking off. The plane plunged to the ground, struck a helicopter, a small plane, four parked cars, and slammed into a hanger and burst into flames. The engine failed for undetermined reasons. Improper emergency procedures. The pilot did not properly configure aircraft and land immediately.

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