- ACCIDENT DETAILS
Date: November 08, 1961
Time: 21:24
Location: Near Richmond, Virginia
Operator: Imperial Airways
Flight #: 201/8
Route: Baltimore - Columbia SC
AC Type: Lockheed C-69 Constellation
Registration: N2737A
cn / ln: 1976
Aboard: 79   (passengers:74  crew:5)
Fatalities: 76   (passengers:74  crew:2)
Ground: 0
Summary: Flown under a military contract, several procedural errors by the crew caused the loss of 2 engines. After several more errors, the aircraft crashed into a wooded area. Most deaths from post-impact fire and CO. Lack of command coordination and decision, faulty judgement and insufficient knowledge that led to an emergency situation. In addition there were faulty maintenance procedures. The carrier's license was revoked 6 weeks after the crash.
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