Date: March 20, 1969
Time: 06:55
Location: New Orleans, Louisiana
Operator: Avion Airways
Flight #: ?
Route: Memphis - New Orleans
AC Type: Douglas DC-3
Registration: N142D
cn / ln: 1946
Aboard: 27   (passengers:24  crew:3)
Fatalities: 16   (passengers:13  crew:3)
Ground: 0
Summary: Crashed while landing in fog. The aircraft was being operated under VFR when it entered a shallow fog overlying the approach lights. Failure of the crew to discontinue descent into conditions below minima upon reaching the decision height. Improper IFR operation. Misunderstanding of instructions. Exercising of poor judgment. Poor crew coordination. Pilot fatigue.

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