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Remember Piedmont Flight 22
Posted by: Joe Culler (
Date: February 23, 2002 09:45PM

Some thirty four years ago we all lost someone dear to us in the crash of the Manhattan Pacemaker. It was 19 July 1967 and at 1201 EDT Flt. 22 a Boeing 727-100
N68650 Manhattan Pacemaker was departing AVl en rt to ROA.
Aboard was a crew of five and seventy four pax. Flt. 22 was departing rwy 16 and climbing for the freedom that only altitude would provide. at the same time a Cessna 310 was in bound for AVL and for some unknown reason the C-310 had deviated off course at 6,132 ft. over the city of Hendersonville, N. C. the C-310 slammed head-on into Piedmont flight 22.
Parts of both aircraft rained down on the city. a rather large section of the fuselage had came to rest in the middle of a street, mostly upright. she was still strapped in her seat, every bone in her body was broken. Sweet Dreams and Flying Machines In Pieces On the Ground still echo through my mind.
She had so much to live for. The last time I saw her was a few months earlier, she was boarding a YS-11 at INT.
At this time each year I say a little prayer for the Flight Crew and Seventy Four Passengers of Piedmont Flight 22.
And remember a Girl I once Knew.

Remember Piedmont Flight 22

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Re: Remember Piedmont Flight 22
Posted by: Mary Schulte (
Date: February 23, 2002 09:46PM

Hi, My name is Mary Schulte, I am the daughter of the late Capt. Raymond Frank Schulte who was piloting the Piedmont plane at the time of the crash. I was 6 years old. My father was not scheduled to fly that day, but took the flight to relieve another pilot. My father had a lot of friends, who I never got to meet in person, I was so young at the time. I have been trying to find other pilots who may have known my father, and would love to chat with them. My email is If there is anyone out there who may remember him. We lived in Norfolk, VA at that time. The incident that happened in New York 2 weeks ago has really been too close to home for me... I feel for the children that will have to go through what I had to go through losing a parent in a terrible crash. Thanks for posting this memory. Mary

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Re: Remember Piedmont Flight 22
Posted by: Carol Dobyns Fair (
Date: August 16, 2002 04:21AM

I started flying in 1963 based in Knoxville as a stewardess, knew your father in passing. The crash in AVL affected me terribly. Tom Conrad was a friend of mine and was flying as a purser when I started flying. Your father was the most professionally dressed pilot. I remember him very well. I did not fly with him as I was based in Knoxville. I am still flying today as an International Flight Attendant, would love to chat with you.

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Re: Remember Piedmont Flight 22
Posted by: Paul Houle (
Date: September 05, 2002 01:41PM

Ms. Schulte:

I really need to talk with you concerning the crash of flight 22 which killed your father in Hendersonville, NC. Please respond to this message or my e-mail

Paul Houle

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Re: Remember Piedmont Flight 22
Posted by: Bill Morgan (
Date: November 22, 2002 03:41PM

Dear Mary,
I ate dinner with Ray and Larry the night before they left on their last trip. It was at a place called "Sam's Gourmet" in Winston-Salem. Your Dad and Larry Wilson were kind enough to let me share their condo for free while I was in new hire school.
God Bless Them,

Captain Bill Morgan, retired Piedmont/USair

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