Airplane Crash - Near Copper Canyon, Nevada 01/10/1968

Details of airplane crash/ shootdown - Near Copper Canyon, Nevada


Date01/10/1968
Time14:00
LocationNear Copper Canyon, Nevada
OperatorMilitary - U.S. Marine Corps
RouteBuckley ANGB - Seattle NAS
TypeDouglas C-54P
Registration50850
Cn/In10427
Aboard19
Fatalities19
Ground0
SummaryThe aircraft hit Mt. Tobin 300 ft. below the peak and slid 1,000 ft. down the side of the mountain. Turbulent conditions caused the uncontrolled descent. The pilot was not qualified for the type of aircraft and should not have continued the flight.

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