Windsor, MA – December 10, 1986

Windsor, Massachusetts – December 10, 1986

     On December 10, 1986, a Beech King Air 100 Turboprop (N65TD) was en-route from Pal-Waukee Airport in Des Planes, Ill., to Pittsfield Airport in Pittsfield, Mass., when it encountered heavy overcast conditions over the Berkshire Mountains in western Massachusetts.  Shortly before 9:30 a.m. the aircraft plowed into the side of a mountain in the town of Windsor, and exploded on impact.  All six men aboard were killed.

     The mountain was not identified, but news accounts placed the crash about eight miles northeast of the Pittsfield Airport.  All that remained of the aircraft after the fire was the vertical stabilizer of the tail section.   

     The aircraft was registered to the Teledyne Corporation of Los Angeles.  It carried a crew of two, and four passengers.  The passengers were all employees of Teledyne Post Inc.        

     Sources:

     New York Times, “6 Die In Plane Crash In Berkshires”, December 11, 1986

     Chicago Tribune, “Exec’s Deaths Probed”, December 12, 1986 

     Aviation Safety Network

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