Airplane Crash - Mahaffey, Pennsylvania 10/04/1970

Details of airplane crash/ shootdown - Mahaffey, Pennsylvania


Date10/04/1970
Time15:10
LocationMahaffey, Pennsylvania
OperatorPrivate
RouteDubois, PA - Roanoak, VA
TypeAero Commander 500-B
RegistrationN701X
Aboard2
Fatalities2
Ground0
SummaryThe aircraft crashed into a mountainside 20 minutes after taking off. NASCAR driver Curtis Turner, 46, was killed along with pro-golfer Clarence King. King was flying the plane and had a blood alcohol of 0.17. Alcoholiimpairment of efficiency and judgment. Evidence showed the passenger, Turner had a severe heart attack prior to the accident.

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