Date: September 27, 1973
Time: 19:52
Location: Rich Mountain, Arkansas
Operator: Texas International Airlines
Flight #: 655
Route: Memphis - El Dorado - Texarkana - Dallas
AC Type: Convair 600
Registration: N94230
cn / ln: 056
Aboard: 11   (passengers:8  crew:3)
Fatalities: 11   (passengers:8  crew:3)
Ground: 0
Summary: The aircraft flew100 miles off course and struck Black Fork Mountain, 600 feet below the summit of the peak, 91 miles North of Texarkana. Heavy thunderstorms were in the area at the time. The captain's attempt to operate the flight under VFR at night without using all the navigational aids and information available to him and his deviation from the pre-planned route without adequate positioning information.

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