Airplane Crash - Near Nashville, Tennesee 07/31/1964

Details of airplane crash/ shootdown - Near Nashville, Tennesee


Date07/31/1964
Time16:52
LocationNear Nashville, Tennesee
OperatorPrivate
Flight #-
RouteBatesville - Nashville
TypeBeechcraft 35-B33 Debonair
RegistrationN8972M
Aboard2
Fatalities2
Ground0
SummaryThe aircraft crashed during an intense rainstorm into dense woods 6.5 miles south of the Nashville airport, while on a return trip from Batesville Arkansas. It took searchers 2 days to find the wreckage. Country western singer Jim Reeves, 40, and his manager, Dean Manuel were killed. Reeves was piloting the plane and was 2 minutes from touchdown when he apparently lost visual reference with the ground and experienced spatial disorientation. Pilot error. VFR flight into adverse weather conditions.

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