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Last updated: 24 October 2017
Datum:Mittwoch 20 April 1960
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic F27 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Fairchild F-27
Fluggesellschaft:Piedmont Airlines
Kennzeichen: N2704R
Werknummer: 17
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 4
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 36
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 40
Opfer des Zusammenstoßes:Todesopfer: 4
Sachschaden: schwer beschädigt
Konsequenzen: Repaired
Unfallort:nahe Hickory Airport, NC (HKY) (   USA)
Flugphase: Annäherung (APR)
Betriebsart:Inländischer planmäßiger Passagierflug
Flug von:Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky Airport, KY (CVG/KCVG), USA
Flug nach:Hickory Airport, NC (HKY/KHKY), USA
During the final approach phase of the flight (at 100-150 feet), the F-27 collided with a Cessna 310 (N1807H). Both aircraft were approaching runway 19 in VFR conditions. The Cessna was descending above the F-27 and struck the no. 1 prop, careened from the left wing and crashed out of control.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "Pilot of the Cessna, the overtaking aircraft, failed to see and avoid the F-27 during the landing approach."


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This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not display the exact flight path.
Distance from Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky Airport, KY to Hickory Airport, NC as the crow flies is 464 km (290 miles).

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.
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