Date: September 09, 1969
Location: Near Fairland, Indiana
Aircraft: MD Douglas DC-9-31
Reg: N988VJ
Airline: Allegheny Airlines
Flight No: 853
Fatalities: 83 : 83

A midair collision occurred at at 2,500 ft. with a Piper Cherokee. The Piper crashed into the tail of the DC-9 as it prepared to land. Inadequate VFR separation and deficiencies in the ATC system in the terminal area with mixed VFR/IFR traffic.