Date: December 29, 1951
Time: 22:25
Location: Near Little Valley, New York
Operator: Continental Charters
Flight #: 44-2
Route: Pittsburgh - Buffalo
AC Type: Curtiss C-46A-50-CU
Registration: N3944C
cn / ln: 30466
Aboard: 40   (passengers:36  crew:4)
Fatalities: 26   (passengers:23  crew:3)
Ground: 0
Summary: Proceding at a low altitude to maintain reference with the ground, the plane drifted off course and crashed into a hill 15 miles east of the direct route. Flying VFR under IFR condtions. The captain's poor judgement in attempting a flight by visual reference during instrument weather conditions.

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