Airplane Crash - Mt. Holston, Tennessee 01/08/1959

Details of airplane crash/ shootdown - Mt. Holston, Tennessee


Date01/08/1959
Time20:32
LocationMt. Holston, Tennessee
OperatorSoutheast Airlines
Flight #308
RouteNashville - Knoxville - Tri-City Aport
TypeDouglas DC-3
RegistrationN18941
Cn/In2007
Aboard10
Fatalities10
Ground0
SummaryThe aircraft struck a mountain during an ILS approach to Tri-City Airport. Pilot's failure to identify an intersection properly, resulting in flying 15 miles beyond the outer marker and descending to an alititude too low to clear high terrain. An inoperative compass was not entered into the aircraft log.

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