Piedmont Airlines / Private

Piedmont Airlines / Private Wednesday April 20, 1960
The aircraft were involved in a midair collision while both were making an approach to land. The pilot of the Cessna, the over-taking aircraft, failed to see and avoid the F-27 during the landing appoach. Four died aboard the Cessna, none aboard the Fairchild.

Crash Details

DateWednesday April 20, 1960
LocationHickory, North Carolina
Passengers39
Crew5
Fatalities4
Survivors40
Aircraft TypeFairchild F-27 / Cessna 310
OperatorPiedmont Airlines / Private
RegistrationN2704R/N1807H
Flight OriginCincinnati, OH
Flight Destination Hickory, NC
Hickory, North Carolina
Piedmont Airlines / Private
Fairchild F-27 / Cessna 310
1960