Airplane Crash - Near Little Valley, New York 12/29/1951

Details of airplane crash/ shootdown - Near Little Valley, New York


Date12/29/1951
Time22:25
LocationNear Little Valley, New York
OperatorContinental Charters
Flight #44-2
RoutePittsburgh - Buffalo
TypeCurtiss C-46A-50-CU
RegistrationN3944C
Cn/In30466
Aboard40
Fatalities26
Ground0
SummaryProceding at a low altitude to maintain reference with the ground, the plane drifted off course and crashed into a hill 15 miles east of the direct route. Flying VFR under IFR condtions. The captain's poor judgement in attempting a flight by visual reference during instrument weather conditions.

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