Airplane Crash - Near Richmond, Virginia 11/08/1961

Details of airplane crash/ shootdown - Near Richmond, Virginia


Date11/08/1961
Time21:24
LocationNear Richmond, Virginia
OperatorImperial Airways
Flight #201/8
RouteBaltimore - Columbia SC
TypeLockheed C-69 Constellation
RegistrationN2737A
Cn/In1976
Aboard79
Fatalities77
Ground0
SummaryFlown under a military contract, several procedural errors by the crew caused the loss of 2 engines. After several more errors, the aircraft crashed into a wooded area. Most deaths from post-impact fire and CO. Lack of command coordination and decision, faulty judgement and insufficient knowledge that led to an emergency situation. In addition there were faulty maintenance procedures. The carrier's license was revoked 6 weeks after the crash.

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