Airplane Crash - Las Vegas, Nevada 11/15/1964

Details of airplane crash/ shootdown - Las Vegas, Nevada


Date11/15/1964
Time20:25
LocationLas Vegas, Nevada
OperatorBonanza Airlines
Flight #114
RoutePhoenix - Las Vegas
TypeFairchild F-27A
RegistrationN745L
Cn/In0029
Aboard29
Fatalities29
Ground0
SummaryThe aircraft crashed into rising terrain 9.7 miles south southwest of MCarran Field in a snowstorm during an approach to the airport. Captain's misinterpretation of approach charts leading to premature descent below obstructing terrain. After years of legal court battles, a U.S. District Court Judge concluded that the landing charts provided by Jeppesen were the main cause of the accident.

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