Date: December 24, 1968
Time: 2012
Location: Bradford, Pennsylvania
Operator: Allegheny Airlines
Flight #: 736
Route: Detroit - Erie - Bradford - Washington D.C.
AC Type: Convair CV-580
Registration: N5802
cn / ln: 410
Aboard: 47   (passengers:41  crew:6)
Fatalities: 20   (passengers:17  crew:3)
Ground: 0
Summary: The aircraft crashed into trees in the snow, 2.5 miles short of the runway, during an instrument approach. Continuation of the descent below minimum descent altitude into obstructing terrain while both pilots were looking outside to establish visual reference to the ground. Improper IFR operation. Misread or failed to read instruments.

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