Piedmont Airlines Flight 230

Piedmont Airlines Flight 230Saturday August 10, 1968
Crashed on approach to Kanawha County Airport in poor visibility. The aircraft was being operated under VFR when it entered a shallow fog overlying the approach lights. Unrecognized loss of altitude orientation during the final portion of the approach into shallow, dense fog. Disorientation caused by rapid reduction in the ground guidance segment available to the pilot at a point beyond which a go-around could not be initiated.

Crash Details

DateSaturday August 10, 1968
LocationCharleston, West Virginia
Passengers34
Crew3
Fatalities35
Survivors2
Aircraft TypeFairchild-Hiller FH-227B
OperatorPiedmont Airlines
RegistrationN712U
Flight OriginCincinnati
Flight Destination Charleston, WV
Charleston, West Virginia
Piedmont Airlines
Fairchild-Hiller FH-227B
1968