Texas International Airlines Flight 655

Texas International Airlines Flight 655Thursday September 27, 1973
The aircraft flew100 miles off course and struck Black Fork Mountain, 600 feet below the summit of the peak, 91 miles North of Texarkana. Heavy thunderstorms were in the area at the time. The captain's attempt to operate the flight under VFR at night without using all the navigational aids and information available to him and his deviation from the pre-planned route without adequate positioning information.

Crash Details

DateThursday September 27, 1973
LocationRich Mountain, Arkansas
Passengers8
Crew3
Fatalities11
Survivors0
Aircraft TypeConvair 600
OperatorTexas International Airlines
RegistrationN94230
Flight OriginMemphis
Flight Destination El Dorado
Rich Mountain, Arkansas
Texas International Airlines
Convair 600
1973