Flying Tiger Line Flight 7816

Flying Tiger Line Flight 7816Thursday March 15, 1962
Crashed into a rock embankment, 328 ft. short of runway threshold while attempting to land on Runway 23 and after being warned by ATC that the plane was below the glidepath. The main gear and right wing separated from the plane and a fire ensued. The pilot's misjudgment of distance and altitude during the final approach.

Crash Details

DateThursday March 15, 1962
LocationAdak, Alaska
Passengers0
Crew7
Fatalities1
Survivors6
Aircraft TypeLockheed 1049H Super Constellation
OperatorFlying Tiger Line
RegistrationN6911C
Flight OriginCold Bay, AK
Flight Destination Adak, AK
Adak, Alaska
Flying Tiger Line
Lockheed 1049H Super Constellation
1962