Date: February 23, 1945
Time: 02:25
Location: Marion, Virginia
Operator: American Airlines
Flight #: 9
Route: New York City - Los Angeles
AC Type: Douglas DC-3
Registration: NC18142
cn / ln: 2138
Aboard: 22   (passengers:19  crew:3)
Fatalities: 17   (passengers:15  crew:2)
Ground: 0
Summary: The aircraft flew into the summit of Glade mountain at 3,900 ft., in heavy rain and turbulence while en route. The pilot's failure to properly plan the flight and remain at a safe instrument altitude under existing conditions. A contributing cause of the accident was the company's laxity in dispatching and supervising the flight.

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