Airplane Crash - New Orleans, Louisiana 03/20/1969

Details of airplane crash/ shootdown - New Orleans, Louisiana


Date03/20/1969
Time06:55
LocationNew Orleans, Louisiana
OperatorAvion Airways
RouteMemphis - New Orleans
TypeDouglas DC-3
RegistrationN142D
Cn/In1946
Aboard27
Fatalities16
Ground0
SummaryCrashed while landing in fog. The aircraft was being operated under VFR when it entered a shallow fog overlying the approach lights. Failure of the crew to discontinue descent into conditions below minima upon reaching the decision height. Improper IFR operation. Misunderstanding of instructions. Exercising of poor judgment. Poor crew coordination. Pilot fatigue.

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