Airplane Crash - Off The Alaska Coast 10/16/1972

Details of airplane crash/ shootdown - Off the Alaska coast


Date10/16/1972
Time09:00
LocationOff the Alaska coast
OperatorPrivate
RouteAnchorage, AK - Juneau, AK
TypeCessna 310C
RegistrationN1812H
Cn/In35912
Aboard4
Fatalities4
Ground0
SummaryThe plane was on a flight from Anchorage to Juneau when it disappeared as it was approaching the Chugach Mountain range. The weather along the prescribed route was not condusive to VFR flight. Louisiana Congressman and House Majority Leader Hale Boggs, Alaska Congressman Nick Begich and his aide killed. Cause unknown.

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