Airplane Crash - Leesburg, Virginia 06/13/1947

Details of airplane crash/ shootdown - Leesburg, Virginia


Date06/13/1947
Time18:16
LocationLeesburg, Virginia
OperatorPennsylvania Central Airlines
Flight #410
RoutePittsburgh - Washington D.C.
TypeDouglas DC-4 (C-54-DO)
RegistrationNC88842
Cn/In3112
Aboard50
Fatalities50
Ground0
SummaryThe aircraft crashed into a ridge at Lookout Rock, 8 miles SE of Charles Town, WV during a rainstorm. The action of the pilot in descending below the minimum en route altitude under conditions of weather which prevented adquate visual reference to the ground. A contributing cause was the faulty clearance given by ATC.

List all Airplane Crashes/ Shootdowns