Imperial Airways Flight 201/8

Imperial Airways Flight 201/8Wednesday November 8, 1961
Flown under a military contract, several procedural errors by the crew caused the loss of 2 engines. After several more errors, the aircraft crashed into a wooded area. Most deaths from post-impact fire and CO. Lack of command coordination and decision, faulty judgement and insufficient knowledge that led to an emergency situation. In addition there were faulty maintenance procedures. The carrier's license was revoked 6 weeks after the crash.

Crash Details

DateWednesday November 8, 1961
LocationNear Richmond, Virginia
Passengers74
Crew5
Fatalities76
Survivors3
Aircraft TypeLockheed C-69 Constellation
OperatorImperial Airways
RegistrationN2737A
Flight OriginBaltimore
Flight Destination Columbia SC
Near Richmond, Virginia
Imperial Airways
Lockheed C-69 Constellation
1961