Airplane Crash - Milwaukee, Wisconsin 08/04/1968

Details of airplane crash/ shootdown - Milwaukee, Wisconsin


Date08/04/1968
Time08:48
LocationMilwaukee, Wisconsin
OperatorNorth Central Airlines / Private
TypeConvair CV-580 / Cessna 150
RegistrationN4634S / N8742S
Cn/In176 /
Aboard15
Fatalities3
Ground0
SummaryMidair collision with the Cessna which became embedded in the forward baggage compartment. Three person on the Cessna were killed none on the Convair. Lack of VFR separation. Inability of the Convair crew to detect the Cessna in sufficient time to take evasive action despite having been provided with three radar traffiadvisories. Visual detection capabalities were substantially reduced by heavy accumulation of insect smears on the windshield and by haze, smoke and sun glare.

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