- ACCIDENT DETAILS
Date: March 09, 1967
Time: 11:54
Location: Urbana, Ohio
Operator: Trans World Airlines / Private
Flight #: 553
Route: Pittsburgh - Dayton
AC Type: MD Douglas DC-9-15 / Beechcraft Baron-55
Registration: N1063T/N6127V
cn / ln: 45777/80 / N6127V
Aboard: 26   (passengers:21  crew:5)
Fatalities: 26   (passengers:21  crew:5)
Ground: 0
Summary: Midair collision. Twenty five killed on the DC-9, one on the Beechcraft. Failure of the DC-9 crew to see and avoid the Beechcraft. The DC-9 was traveling at almost 300 mph at low altitude in airspace occupied by numerous small planes. The contributing factor to the accident was the excessive speed of the DC-9. ATC systems inadequate to separate controlled and uncontrolled traffic. After this accident, the FAA imposed a maximum speed of 250 knots below 10,000 ft. mean sea level.
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