- ACCIDENT DETAILS
Date: May 28, 1971
Time: 11:08
Location: Roanoke, Virginia
Operator: Private
Flight #: ?
Route: Atlanta, GA - Martinsville, VA
AC Type: Aero Commander 680E
Registration: N601JJ
cn / ln: 491-161
Aboard: 6   (passengers:5  crew:1)
Fatalities: 6   (passengers:5  crew:1)
Ground: 0
Summary: The flight crashed into the side of a mountain during a thunderstorm. Continued VFR flight into adverse weather conditions. Entered instrument weather at too low an altitude to clear mountain. World War II hero and western movie star Audie Murphy, 46, killed.
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