Date: October 30, 1959
Time: 20:40
Location: Waynesborough, Virginia
Operator: Piedmont Airlines
Flight #: 349
Route: Washington DC - Charlottsville, VA
AC Type: Douglas DC-3
Registration: N55V
cn / ln: 20447
Aboard: 27   (passengers:24  crew:3)
Fatalities: 26   (passengers:23  crew:3)
Ground: 0
Summary: Crashed into Bucks Elbow Mountain during an ILS approach to Charlottesville Airport. Navigational omission resulting in an off course approach. It took thirty-six hours before the lone survivor was rescued. A navigational omission which resulted in a lateral course error that was not detected and corrected through precision instrument flying procedures. A contributing factor to the accident may have been pre-occupation of the captain resulting from mental stress.

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