B727 "spin" accident?

Date:         04 Jan 97 03:55:46 
From:         ghs@netcom.com (Gautam H. Shah)
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I'm trying to find some information on a 727 crash which
purportedly involved a spin of the airplane.  All I know is
that it was in the 70's, it was a cargo plane, and possibly
in the Catskill Mountains of New York.  The NTSB web site
doesn't have accident synopses available for pre-1983
incidents, and before I start wading through a mess of reports,
I was hoping someone might know some more info to help me
narrow down my search in any way (e.g., date, location, company,
The lore as I heard it was that the pilot knew he was in an
unusual and unrecoverable situation, and
kept radioing the airplane's conditions, behavior, etc. all the
way down, in the hopes it would help the investigators later on.
The crew perished in the crash.
Thanks for any input any of you might have.

Gautam Shah
ghs@netcom.com OR g.h.shah@larc.nasa.gov