Piedmont Airlines / Private Flight 22Wednesday July 19, 1967
Midair collision. The B-727 was climbing away from Asheville Airport when it hit the Cessna, about 8 miles from the airport at 6,000 feet. Seventy-nine on the B-727 and 3 on the Cessna killed. Deviation from IFR clearance by the Cessna pilot. Confusing transmission by the ATC. Lack of secondary surveillance radar. John T. McNaughton, Navy Secretary designate killed along with his wife and son.