Airplane Crash - Mt. Pilot Knob, Glen Falls, New York 11/19/1969

Details of airplane crash/ shootdown - Mt. Pilot Knob, Glen Falls, New York


Date11/19/1969
Time20:20
LocationMt. Pilot Knob, Glen Falls, New York
OperatorMohawk Airlines
Flight #411
RouteAlbany - Glenn Falls
TypeFairchild-Hiller FH-227B
RegistrationN7811M
Cn/In531
Aboard14
Fatalities14
Ground0
SummaryStruck trees on the northwest slope of Pilot Knob Mountain, and impacted a rock cliff, after which the aircraft fell 38ft, becoming lodged between trees. The captain exceeded his clearance limits and flew the aircraft into a severe 'lee side' mountain downdraft at an altitude insufficient for recovery.

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