Airplane Crash - Bishop, California 03/13/1974

Details of airplane crash/ shootdown - Bishop, California


Date03/13/1974
Time19:28
LocationBishop, California
OperatorSierra PacifiAirlines
Flight #802
RouteBishop - Burbank
TypeConvair CV-440
RegistrationN4819C
Cn/In138
Aboard36
Fatalities36
Ground0
SummaryThe aircraft crashed into Poleta Ridge, in the foothills of the White Mountains at 6,100 ft. The Wolper Productions Inc. movie crew was being flown from Bishop to Burbank. The flight was being conducted under VFR conditions. It could not be determined why the crew did not maintain a safe distance from hazardous terrain.

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