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Last updated: 20 July 2019
Status:Final
Date:Friday 27 September 1968
Time:02:41
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC7 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas DC-7CF
Operator:Universal Airlines
Registration: N7466
C/n / msn: 45090/747
First flight: 1956
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near Cherry Point MCAS, NC (NKT) (   United States of America)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Nature:Cargo
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:Cherry Point MCAS, NC (KNKT), United States of America
Narrative:
The pilot failed to initiate a go around when he didn't see the runway on finals and the aircraft crashed. Visibility was poor due to fog and a 100-feet ceiling.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE:
pilot in command - improper ifr operation
FACTORS:
pilot in command - failed to follow approved procedures,directives,etc.
weather - low ceiling
weather - fog

Sources:
» NTSB File 1-0041


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