SO242, that attempted to land on old Georgia Highway 92 between Kennesaw and Dallas, GA
, at the site of New Hope Church Civil War Battlefield, on April 4, 1977 was a DC-9-31. It was vectored into severe thunderstorm by ATC that contained huge hail stones that shattered the windscreen and damaged both engines. ATC did not tell the pilots about the airport at Cartersville, GA
which they probably could have glided to. Instead they were vectored to Dobbin AFB in Marietta, but couldn't make it there. In a great display of airmanship, the pilots landed the airplane on a two lane highway that is far from level, and would have made it, but the wing tip hit a gas station and that was all she rote.