- ACCIDENT DETAILS
Date: August 10, 1968
Time: 07:57
Location: Charleston, West Virginia
Operator: Piedmont Airlines
Flight #: 230
Route: Cincinnati - Charleston, WV
AC Type: Fairchild-Hiller FH-227B
Registration: N712U
cn / ln: 557
Aboard: 37   (passengers:34  crew:3)
Fatalities: 35   (passengers:32  crew:3)
Ground: 0
Summary: Crashed on approach to Kanawha County Airport in poor visibility. The aircraft was being operated under VFR when it entered a shallow fog overlying the approach lights. Unrecognized loss of altitude orientation during the final portion of the approach into shallow, dense fog. Disorientation caused by rapid reduction in the ground guidance segment available to the pilot at a point beyond which a go-around could not be initiated.
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