Date: April 20, 1960
Time: 13:06
Location: Hickory, North Carolina
Operator: Piedmont Airlines / Private
Flight #: ?
Route: Cincinnati, OH - Hickory, NC
AC Type: Fairchild F-27 / Cessna 310
Registration: N2704R/N1807H
cn / ln: 17
Aboard: 44   (passengers:39  crew:5)
Fatalities: 4   (passengers:3  crew:1)
Ground: 0
Summary: The aircraft were involved in a midair collision while both were making an approach to land. The pilot of the Cessna, the over-taking aircraft, failed to see and avoid the F-27 during the landing appoach. Four died aboard the Cessna, none aboard the Fairchild.

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