Plane Crash: Allegheny Airlines Flight 485 (1971)
|born on||7 June 1971 at 08:49 (= 08:49 AM )|
|Place||New Haven, Connecticut, 41n18, 72w56|
|Timezone||EDT h4w (is daylight saving time)|
|Astrology data||16°08' 28°36 Asc. 00°57'|
Allegheny Airlines Flight 485 was a regularly scheduled domestic passenger flight between Washington, D.C. and Virginia, United States. On June 7, 1971, the Allegheny Airlines Convair CV-580 operating the flight crashed on approach to Tweed New Haven Regional Airport, New London County, Connecticut.
The accident was notable in that all but one person survived the initial impact, however 27 people died in the subsequent fire, after failing to open the emergency exit. Only the first officer and 2 passengers survived. Poor visibility in the cabin, a lack of emergency lighting, unclear emergency door instructions, and a lack of additional crew personnel to assist in evacuation were all cited as factors in the high death toll.
Zip Dobyns, source unrecorded
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