Airplane Crash - St. Thomas, Virgin Islands 07/15/1965

Details of airplane crash/ shootdown - St. Thomas, Virgin Islands


Date07/15/1965
Time17:05
LocationSt. Thomas, Virgin Islands
OperatorVirgin Islands Airways
Typede Havilland 106A
RegistrationN6503D
Aboard12
Fatalities8
Ground0
SummaryThe plane crashed into the water shortly after taking off. The pilot failed to maintain flying speed after lifting off prematurely. Failed to abort takeoff. Selected wrong runway relative to wind. Improperly loaded aircraft.

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