Avion Airways

Avion Airways Thursday March 20, 1969
Crashed while landing in fog. The aircraft was being operated under VFR when it entered a shallow fog overlying the approach lights. Failure of the crew to discontinue descent into conditions below minima upon reaching the decision height. Improper IFR operation. Misunderstanding of instructions. Exercising of poor judgment. Poor crew coordination. Pilot fatigue.

Crash Details

DateThursday March 20, 1969
LocationNew Orleans, Louisiana
Passengers24
Crew3
Fatalities16
Survivors11
Aircraft TypeDouglas DC-3
OperatorAvion Airways
RegistrationN142D
Flight OriginMemphis
Flight Destination New Orleans
New Orleans, Louisiana
Avion Airways
Douglas DC-3
1969