Airplane Crash - New Bedford, Massachusett 09/15/1957

Details of airplane crash/ shootdown - New Bedford, Massachusett


Date09/15/1957
Time20:46
LocationNew Bedford, Massachusett
OperatorNortheast Airlines
Flight #285
RouteMartha's Vineyard - New Bedford
TypeDouglas DC-3
RegistrationN33417
Cn/In7337
Aboard24
Fatalities12
Ground0
SummaryThe aircraft struck trees to the right and short of the runway during approach in fog. The pilot attempted to make a visual approach by descending prematurely in the approach area without adherence to the prescribed ILS approach procedure which was dictated by existing weather conditions.

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