Airplane Crash - Near Ardmore, Oklahoma 04/22/1966

Details of airplane crash/ shootdown - Near Ardmore, Oklahoma


Date04/22/1966
Time20:30
LocationNear Ardmore, Oklahoma
OperatorAmerican Flyers Airline
Flight #280D
RouteMonterey - Ardmore
TypeLockheed 188C Electra
RegistrationN183H
Cn/In1136
Aboard98
Fatalities83
Ground0
SummaryThe aircraft crashed into foothills during landing attempt at Ardmore Municipal Airport . During the approach in rain and fog, the captain made a last-minute change in his choice of runways. One minute later the plane crashed into high ground. Incapacitation of the captain with a heart attack during final stages of approach. The captain, who suffered from a long standing heart condition and diabetes, managed to keep his pilot's license by falsifying his medical records.

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