American Flyers Flight 280

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American Flyers Flight 280 was a flight operated on a U.S.wikipedia
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Ardmore Municipal Airport

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American Flyers Flight 280 was a flight operated on a U.S. Military Air Command contract from Monterey Regional Airport in California to Columbus Airport in Georgia, via Ardmore Municipal Airport, Oklahoma.
On April 22, 1966 American Flyers Flight 280, flying a Lockheed Electra L-188 on approach to Ardmore crashed into a hill.

Lockheed L-188 Electra

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The aircraft was a Lockheed L-188C Electra four-engined turboprop airline registered as N183H.
April 22, 1966: American Flyers Flight 280 crashed into a hill on approach to Ardmore Municipal Airport in Oklahoma, killing all five crew and 78 of the 93 passengers on board.

American Flyers Airline

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Reed Pigman died on April 22, 1966 of a heart attack at the controls of a Lockheed Electra (N183H) and the resulting crash killed more than 80 military transients that were being flown under a Department of Defense contract charter from an east coast location en route to Fort Ord, California with a service stop and crew change in Ardmore, Oklahoma.

Monterey Regional Airport

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American Flyers Flight 280 was a flight operated on a U.S. Military Air Command contract from Monterey Regional Airport in California to Columbus Airport in Georgia, via Ardmore Municipal Airport, Oklahoma.

Columbus Metropolitan Airport

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American Flyers Flight 280 was a flight operated on a U.S. Military Air Command contract from Monterey Regional Airport in California to Columbus Airport in Georgia, via Ardmore Municipal Airport, Oklahoma.

Oklahoma

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American Flyers Flight 280 was a flight operated on a U.S. Military Air Command contract from Monterey Regional Airport in California to Columbus Airport in Georgia, via Ardmore Municipal Airport, Oklahoma.

Aircraft registration

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The aircraft was a Lockheed L-188C Electra four-engined turboprop airline registered as N183H.

The Beatles

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It is the same plane that carried the Beatles from city to city during their second tour of the U.S.

Arteriosclerosis

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Some days after the crash, it was learned that the pilot, Reed Pigman, who also happened to be the president of American Flyers, was under care for arteriosclerosis.

Diabetes mellitus

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He had not disclosed that he was diabetic or that he had a history of heart issues dating back almost two decades; both of these would have been disqualifying factors for the certificate.

List of accidents and incidents involving commercial aircraft

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April 22 – American Flyers Flight 280, an Lockheed L-188 Electra, crashes into a hill short of Ardmore Municipal Airport in Oklahoma, United States. 83 of the 98 passengers and crew on board are killed.

April 1966

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*American Flyers Flight 280, a Lockheed Electra turboprop airplane carrying 92 U.S. Army soldiers and a crew of six on the way back from training camp, crashed while trying to land at Ardmore, Oklahoma for refueling.

Earl Rose (coroner)

Earl Rose
In 1966, Rose performed autopsies on the crew of American Flyers Flight 280 and testified about his findings in a hearing before the Civil Aeronautics Board.