Airplane Crash - Near Lone Pine, California 02/18/1969

Details of airplane crash/ shootdown - Near Lone Pine, California


Date02/18/1969
Time05:10
LocationNear Lone Pine, California
OperatorMineral County Airlines
Flight #708
RouteHawthorne, NV - Burbank - Long Beach
TypeDouglas DC-3
RegistrationN15570
Cn/In6320
Aboard35
Fatalities35
Ground0
SummaryFlew into Mt. Whitney at 11,800 ft. Deviated from prescribed course, as authorized, resulting in the aircraft being operated under IFR weather conditions, in high mountainous terrain, in an area where there was a lack of radio navigation aids. Aircraft recovered 8/8/69.

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