Allegheny Airlines / Forth Corporation Flight 853

Allegheny Airlines / Forth Corporation Flight 853Tuesday September 9, 1969
Midair collision at 2,500 ft. The Piper crashed into the tail of the DC-9 as it prepared to land. Eighty-two killed aboard the DC-9, one aboard the Piper. Inadequate VFR separation and deficiencies in the ATC system in the terminal area with mixed VFR/IFR traffic.

Crash Details

DateTuesday September 9, 1969
LocationNear Fairland, Indiana
Passengers79
Crew4
Fatalities83
Survivors0
Aircraft TypeMD Douglas DC-9-31/Piper Cherokee PA-28
OperatorAllegheny Airlines / Forth Corporation
RegistrationN988VJ/N7374J
Flight OriginIndianapolis
Flight Destination Bakalar AFB
Near Fairland, Indiana
Allegheny Airlines / Forth Corporation
MD Douglas DC-9-31/Piper Cherokee PA-28
1969