|Birth: ||Feb. 4, 1919|
|Death: ||Jul. 19, 1967|
North Carolina, USA
Killed in mid-air collision - Piedmont Airlines Flight 22
Or. July 19, 1967, a t 1201:18 e.d.t., Piedmont Airlines Flight 22, a Boeing 727, N68650, and a Cessna 310, N3121SJ owned by Lanseair, Inc., were involved in a midair collision a t an altitude of 6,132 feet in the vicinity of Hendersonville, Korth Carolina, approximately 8 miles southeast of the Asheville Municipal Airport. All occupants of the Boeing 727, five cremembers and 74 passengers, and the three occupants of the Cessna received fatal injuries. The two aircraft were destroyed, by collision forces, ground impact and ensuing fire.
Both aircraft were operating on Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) flight plans and were in radio contact with Asheville Tower, the f a c i l i ty which was providing air traffic control service when the collision occurred. Piedmont Flight 22 had departed from Runway 16 at the Asheville Airport and was cleared t o proceed via the Asheville VOR en route to Roanoke, Virginia. The Cessna, inbound t o the Asheville Airport, had been cleared from over the VOR t o the Asheville radio beacon and had reported passing the VOR at 1158:20. The Asheville radio beacon is located. 17.4 miles northwest of the VOR on the 298" radial. The collision occurred at a position approximately 9 miles southwest of the VOR on approxinately the 243° radial.
The weather at Asheville as reported by the Weather Bureau just prior to the accident was estimated ceiling 2,500 feet broken clouds with visibility 4 miles in haze.
The Safety Board determines that the probable cause of this accident was the deviation of the Cessna from its IFR clearance resulting in a flightpath into airspace allocated, to the Piedmont Boeing 727. The reason for such deviation cannot be specifically or positively identified. The minimum control procedures utilized by the FAA in the handling of the Cessna were a contributing factor.
Flight 22 Memorial
Hendersonville, North Carolina
June 24, 2004
Thirty-seven years after the most tragic day in North Carolina aviation history, the City of Hendersonville will unveil a memorial to the victims of the Flight 22 Disaster. The ceremony will take place at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday July 17, 2004 near the site of the disaster. The monument site is located at the intersection of Orr's Camp Road, Mitchelle Drive, and Jack Street one block southeast of Four Seasons Boulevard (U.S. Highway 64) in Hendersonville, NC.
The memorial was conceived, in conjunction with the City of Hendersonville, by Paul D. Houle. Mr. Houle is a free-lance writer and amateur historian from Spartanburg, SC. After writing several articles on the tragedy, Mr. Houle approached Hendersonville City Planner Director Roger Briggs about building a memorial to the victims of the tragedy. With endorsement from Hendersonville's Mayor and City Council, Mr. Houle raised funds and received donations sufficient to bring the project to completion. The money was held in a not-for-profit account by the Western North Carolina Air Museum.
The memorial will consist of a bronze plaque containing the names of the victims embedded on the surface of a three-ton boulder that was donated by the Vulcan Materials Quarry in Henderson County. A small plaza will encircle the memorial on land provided by Mountain 1st Bank and Trust at the site of their office now under construction.
Flight 22, a Piedmont Airlines Boeing 727 with seventy-nine passengers and crew on board, had just taken off from the Asheville/Hendersonville airport, when it collided in mid-air with a small Cessna 310 carrying three people over the City of Hendersonville. The accident happened at 12:01 p.m. on July 19, 1967 and was witnessed by many in the Hendersonville area. It was the first major accident investigated by the newly formed National Transportation Safety Board. Among the victims were thirty-six food brokers from around the country on their way to a Stokely Van Camp convention in West Virginia, vacationing families, children on their way home from summer camp, and the Secretary-designate of the United States Navy John T. McNaughton, along with his wife and son.
Various state and local officials, as well as family members of the victims, will attend the ceremony. The event is open to the public. There will be a private reception following the ceremony at the Western North Carolina Air Museum.
John Henry Addison (1883 - 1959)
Fannie Buster Addison (1889 - 1944)
Verna M. Addison (1921 - 2004)
Truman Edmond Addison (1909 - 1980)*
Freeman Loren Addison (1911 - 1997)*
John David Addison (1919 - 1967)
Wayne Warren Addison (1921 - 2011)*
Created by: Juanita Sloan Lowrance
Record added: Sep 17, 2006
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