Airplane Crash - Marion, Virginia 02/23/1945

Details of airplane crash/ shootdown - Marion, Virginia


Date02/23/1945
Time02:25
LocationMarion, Virginia
OperatorAmerican Airlines
Flight #9
RouteNew York City - Los Angeles
TypeDouglas DC-3
RegistrationN18142
Cn/In2138
Aboard22
Fatalities17
Ground0
SummaryThe aircraft flew into the summit of Glade mountain at 3,900 ft., in heavy rain and turbulence while en route. The pilot's failure to properly plan the flight and remain at a safe instrument altitude under existing conditions. A contributing cause of the accident was the company's laxity in dispatching and supervising the flight.

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