An Air South, Inc., Beechcraft E99, N844NS, crashed near Monroe,Georgia, at approximiitely 2122 eastern daylight time, July 6, 1969. The aircraft, operating as Air South Flight 168, was en route from Atlanta, Georgia, to Greer, South Carolina. The 12 passengers and two crewmembers received fatal injuries in the accident and the aircraft was destroyed.
An eyewitness to the accident stated that the aircraft descended in a near-vertical dive, with no change in attitude after it had nosed down. The weather in the accident area was reported to be clear and the wind was calm.