Airplane Crash - New Hope, Georgia 04/04/1977

Details of airplane crash/ shootdown - New Hope, Georgia


Date04/04/1977
Time16:19
LocationNew Hope, Georgia
OperatorSouthern Airways
Flight #242
RouteHuntsville - Atlanta
TypeMcDonnell Douglas DC-9-31
RegistrationN1335U
Cn/In47393/608
Aboard85
Fatalities62
Ground8
SummaryThe aircraft sustained a broken windshield and loss of power to both engines after penetrating a thunderstorm and encountering hail. The plane crash landed on a highway and exploded in flames. Total and unique loss of thrust from both engines while the aircraft was penetrating an area of severe thunderstorms with heavy precipitation and hail. Contributing factor was the failure of the company's dispatcher to provide the flight crew with up-to-date severe weather information.

List all Airplane Crashes/ Shootdowns