Private

Private Friday May 28, 1971
The flight crashed into the side of a mountain during a thunderstorm. Continued VFR flight into adverse weather conditions. Entered instrument weather at too low an altitude to clear mountain. World War II hero and western movie star Audie Murphy, 46, killed.

Crash Details

DateFriday May 28, 1971
LocationRoanoke, Virginia
Passengers5
Crew1
Fatalities6
Survivors0
Aircraft TypeAero Commander 680E
OperatorPrivate
RegistrationN601JJ
Flight OriginAtlanta, GA
Flight Destination Martinsville, VA
Roanoke, Virginia
Private
Aero Commander 680E
1971