Airplane Crash - San Luis Obispo, California 08/24/1984

Details of airplane crash/ shootdown - San Luis Obispo, California


Date08/24/1984
Time11:18
LocationSan Luis Obispo, California
OperatorWings West Airlines / Private
Flight #628
RouteSan Luis Obispo - San Fransisco
TypeBeechcraft C99 / Rockwell 112TC
RegistrationN6399U/N112SM
Cn/InU187 /
Aboard17
Fatalities17
Ground0
SummaryA head-on midair collision occurred at 3, 400 ft. near San Luis Obispo Airport . The Beech was climbing and the Rockwell was descending. Two aboard the Rockwell aircraft were killed along with 15 aboard the Beech. Failure of the pilots of both aircraft to follow the recommended communications and traffiadvisory practices for uncontrolled airports in alerting each other to their presence. Underlying the accident were the physiological limitations of human vision and reaction time.

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