Airplane Crash - Near Fairland, Indiana 09/09/1969

Details of airplane crash/ shootdown - Near Fairland, Indiana


Date09/09/1969
Time14:29
LocationNear Fairland, Indiana
OperatorAllegheny Airlines / Forth Corporation
Flight #853
RouteIndianapolis - Bakalar AFB
TypeMD Douglas DC-9-31/Piper Cherokee PA-28
RegistrationN988VJ/N7374J
Cn/In47211/357 /
Aboard83
Fatalities83
Ground0
SummaryMidair collision at 2,500 ft. The Piper crashed into the tail of the DC-9 as it prepared to land. Eighty-two killed aboard the DC-9, one aboard the Cessna. Inadequate VFR separation and deficiencies in the ATC system in the terminal area with mixed VFR/IFR traffic.

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