Airplane Crash - Roanoke, Virginia 05/28/1971

Details of airplane crash/ shootdown - Roanoke, Virginia


Date05/28/1971
Time11:08
LocationRoanoke, Virginia
OperatorPrivate
RouteAtlanta, GA - Martinsville, VA
TypeAero Commander 680E
RegistrationN601JJ
Cn/In491-161
Aboard6
Fatalities6
Ground0
SummaryThe flight crashed into the side of a mountain during a thunderstorm. Continued VFR flight into adverse weather conditions. Entered instrument weather at too low an altitude to clear mountain. World War II hero and western movie star Audie Murphy, 46, killed.

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