Hebron in Boone County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
Crash of AA 383
American Airlines flight 383, tail #N1996, was making an approach in rain when it crashed into this hillside on November 8, 1965 at 7:01 p.m. The 3-engine Boeing 727 Astrojet was en route from New York to Cincinnati. 58 people perished four of whom were Kentuckians, one crew member and three passengers survived
This was the second in a series of four 727 crashes within 7 months The Civil Aeronautics Board (CAB) ruled pilot error as the cause. As a result, all airlines modified their training manuals, and pilots were re oriented to the characteristics of this safe aircraft. A new and safer 7800-foot east west runway was completed in April 1967.
Erected 2011 by Kentucky Historical Society and Kentucky Department of Transportation. (Marker Number 2343.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Air & Space • Disasters. In addition, it is included in the Kentucky Historical Society series list. A significant historical month for this entry is April 1967.
Location. 39° 5.321′ N, 84° 39.731′ Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Hebron KY 41048, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Crash of TWA Flight 128 (approx. 0.9 miles away); Sisters of Charity of Cincinnati (approx. 1.2 miles away in Ohio); 1937 Flood at Constance / Anderson Ferry (approx. 2.3 miles away); Cleves Warsaw Road Bridge (approx. 2.6 miles away in Ohio); Crash of TWA Flight 694 (approx. 3.2 miles away); Center of Population of U.S. in 1880 (approx. 3.3 miles away); Powhatan Beaty / Union Baptist Cemetery (approx. 3.7 miles away in Ohio); Sgt. Ronald L. Niewahner (approx. 4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hebron.
Regarding Crash of AA 383. The stewardess just passed away
Also see . . .
1. AA 383 Crash. (Submitted on April 30, 2019, by Steve Stoessel of Niskayuna, New York.)
2. Accident Report. (Submitted on April 30, 2019, by Steve Stoessel of Niskayuna, New York.)
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