- ACCIDENT DETAILS
Date: July 31, 1964
Time: 16:52
Location: Near Nashville, Tennesee
Operator: Private
Flight #: -
Route: Batesville - Nashville
AC Type: Beechcraft 35-B33 Debonair
Registration: N8972M
cn / ln: ?
Aboard: 2   (passengers:1  crew:1)
Fatalities: 2   (passengers:1  crew:1)
Ground: 0
Summary: The aircraft crashed during an intense rainstorm into dense woods 6.5 miles south of the Nashville airport, while on a return trip from Batesville Arkansas. It took searchers 2 days to find the wreckage. Country western singer Jim Reeves, 40, and his manager, Dean Manuel were killed. Reeves was piloting the plane and was 2 minutes from touchdown when he apparently lost visual reference with the ground and experienced spatial disorientation. Pilot error. VFR flight into adverse weather conditions.
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