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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 33745
Last updated: 21 November 2018
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Date:28-MAY-1971
Time:1208 LT
Type:Aero Commander 680
Owner/operator:private
Registration: N601JJ
C/n / msn: 491-161
Fatalities:Fatalities: 6 / Occupants: 6
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Brush Mountain, Craig County, VA -   United States of America
Phase: En route
Nature:Executive
Departure airport:Atlanta-DeKalb Peachtree Airport, GA
Destination airport:Martinsville, VA
Narrative:
Crashed into the side of a mountain during a thunderstorm.
The Aero Commander was being flown by an experienced, but non-instrument rated, private pilot when it crashed in bad weather at the 2,700' level of Brush Mountain in Craig County while on a business trip to Martinsville.
Among the five passengers was the World War Two military hero and later film actor Audie L. Murphy.

Sources:

http://www.check-six.com/Crash_Sites/Audie-Murphy-N601JJ.htm


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
27-Sep-2008 01:00 ASN archive Added
04-Jul-2010 18:55 angels one five Updated [Time, Operator, Other fatalities, Location, Phase, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
14-Jul-2010 02:32 angels one five Updated [Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Narrative]
27-Dec-2011 12:18 harro Updated [Time, Registration, Cn, Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Narrative]
19-Oct-2015 10:35 TB Updated [Operator, Narrative]

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