Airplane Crash - Willamsport, Pennsylvania 12/01/1959

Details of airplane crash/ shootdown - Willamsport, Pennsylvania


Date12/01/1959
Time09:47
LocationWillamsport, Pennsylvania
OperatorAllegheny Airlines
Flight #371
RouteHarrisburg - Willamsport
TypeMartin 202
RegistrationN174A
Cn/In9159
Aboard26
Fatalities25
Ground0
SummaryCrashed into Bald Eagle Mountain,13 miles south of Williamsport, while on an ILS approach to Williamsport. Probable accidental caging of the fluxgate compass leading to a erroneous heading indication. Captain's failure to execute a timely abandoned approach. There was one passenger who survived.

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