Piedmont Airlines / Private Flight 22

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.

Crash Details

DateWednesday July 19, 1967
LocationNear Hendersonville, North Carolina
Passengers77
Crew5
Fatalities82
Survivors0
Aircraft TypeBoeing B-727-22 / Cessna 310
OperatorPiedmont Airlines / Private
RegistrationN68650/N3121S
Flight OriginAshville
Flight Destination Roanoke
Near Hendersonville, North Carolina
Piedmont Airlines / Private
Boeing B-727-22 / Cessna 310
1967