Airplane Crash - King Cove, Alaska 09/08/1973

Details of airplane crash/ shootdown - King Cove, Alaska


Date09/08/1973
Time04:42
LocationKing Cove, Alaska
OperatorWorld Airways
RouteTravis AFB - Clark AFB - Yokota AFB, Japan
TypeMcDonnell Douglas DC-8-63F
RegistrationN802WA
Cn/In46146
Aboard6
Fatalities6
Ground0
SummaryHit mountain at 3,500 ft., in level flight, 15.5 miles east of airport in fog. Improper IFR operation. Descended below MSA in mountainous terrain.

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