Date: April 22, 1947
Time: 1040
Location: Columbus, Georgia
Operator: Delta Air Lines
Flight #: ?
Route: Macon - Columbus
AC Type: Douglas DC-3 (C-47DL) /Vultee BT-13
Registration: N49657 / N55312
cn / ln: 9066
Aboard: 10   (passengers:8  crew:2)
Fatalities: 10   (passengers:8  crew:2)
Ground: 0
Summary: A private plane landed on top of the DC-3 while it was taking off. After rising to a height of 150 ft., the tail of the DC-3 was forced down and both planes crashed in flames. All 9 killed aboard the DC-3 and one aboard the private plane were killed. The failure of the pilot in the BT-13 to fly a standard left hand pattern in his approach to the airport and to keep a diligent lookout for other traffic.

Return to Home Page

Copyright Richard Kebabjian / www.planecrashinfo.com