Many years ago (35+ years), my father told me a story regarding a VIP that was on a small plane that had landing gear failure. It was decided that instead of attempting a landing, a helicopter would be used to attempt an air to air rescue. The rescue failed with both aircraft crashing. Does this sound familiar to anyone? I would like to know the story behind it if I can find it. I believe the crash would have occurred in the United States in the 60s or 70s.
I was able to get the details after speaking with my father:
This was the Merion air disaster where a helicopter attempted to ascertain the cause of a landing-gear malfunction and collided with the airplane. It was not a rescue attempt as I originally thought.