Airplane Crash - Waynesborough, Virginia 10/30/1959

Details of airplane crash/ shootdown - Waynesborough, Virginia


Date10/30/1959
Time20:40
LocationWaynesborough, Virginia
OperatorPiedmont Airlines
Flight #349
RouteWashington DC - Charlottsville, VA
TypeDouglas DC-3
RegistrationN55V
Cn/In20447
Aboard27
Fatalities26
Ground0
SummaryCrashed into Bucks Elbow Mountain during an ILS approach to Charlottesville Airport. Navigational omission resulting in an off course approach. It took thirty-six hours before the lone survivor was rescued. A navigational omission which resulted in a lateral course error that was not detected and corrected through precision instrument flying procedures. Mental breakdown of captain during flight.

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