Airplane Crash - Rich Mountain, Arkansas 09/27/1973

Details of airplane crash/ shootdown - Rich Mountain, Arkansas


Date09/27/1973
Time19:52
LocationRich Mountain, Arkansas
OperatorTexas International Airlines
Flight #655
RouteMemphis - El Dorado - Texarkana - Dallas
TypeConvair 600
RegistrationN94230
Cn/In056
Aboard11
Fatalities11
Ground0
SummaryThe aircraft flew100 miles off course and struck Black Fork Mountain, 600 feet below the summit of the peak, 91 miles North of Texarkana. Heavy thunderstorms were in the area at the time. The captain's attempt to operate the flight under VFR at night without using all the navigational aids and information available to him and his deviation from the pre-planned route without adequate positioning information.

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