Date: January 12, 1947
Time: 01:38
Location: Near Galax, Virginia
Operator: Eastern Air Lines
Flight #: 665
Route: Akron, OH - Winston/Salem, NC
AC Type: Douglas DC-3
Registration: NC88872
cn / ln: 3274
Aboard: 19   (passengers:16  crew:3)
Fatalities: 18   (passengers:15  crew:3)
Ground: 0
Summary: The aircraft flew into the ground at an altitude of 2,500 ft., 63 miles northwest of Winston-Salem. The pilot took an unapproved route and let down without having positively determined the position of the aircraft. A contributing factor was the erroneous navigation of the pilot which on at least two occasions led him to believe that he was farther south than he actually was.

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