© Charlston Gazette

Date: August 08, 1968
Location: Charleston, West Virginia
Aircraft: Fairchild-Hiller FH-227B
Reg: N712U
Airline: Piedmont Airlines
Flight No: 230
Fatalities: 37 : 35

The aircraft was being operated under VFR when it entered a shallow fog overlying the approach lights and crashed. Disorientation caused by rapid reduction in the ground guidance segment available to the pilot at a point beyond which a go-around could not be initiated.