Galaxy Airlines Flight 203

Galaxy Airlines Flight 203Monday January 21, 1985
The aircraft crashed while returning to the airport after reporting severe vibrations. While attempting to land, the aircraft crashed into a field, bounced and slid into mobile homes. A ground handler forgot to close an air start access door. The crew's failure to control and monitor the flight path and air speed of the aircraft after detecting the vibration.

Crash Details

DateMonday January 21, 1985
LocationReno, Nevada
Passengers65
Crew6
Fatalities70
Survivors1
Aircraft TypeLockheed L-188A Electra
OperatorGalaxy Airlines
RegistrationN5532
Flight OriginReno, NV
Flight Destination Minneapolis
Reno, Nevada
Galaxy Airlines
Lockheed L-188A Electra
1985