Date: February 01, 1975
Time: 08:58
Location: Houston, Texas
Operator: Horizon Properties
Flight #: ?
Route: Lawton, OK - Huntsville, TX
AC Type: Douglas DC-3C
Registration: N15HC
cn / ln: 43080
Aboard: 16   (passengers:14  crew:2)
Fatalities: 5   (passengers:3  crew:2)
Ground: 0
Summary: The flight was diverted to Houston because weather at Huntsville was below minima. An ILS approach was abandoned due to intermittent operation of the aircraft ILS localizer receiver instruments. The crew then tried an approach with Houston TRACON monitoring on surveillance radar. The DC-3 descended too low until the left wing collided with a high power line tower, located 1.8 miles short of the runway. Fifteen feet of wing was torn off and the aircraft continued another 650 feet before striking the ground inverted. Improper in-flight decisions or planning and improper IFR operation.

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