Airplane Crash - Near Palm Springs, California 01/06/1977

Details of airplane crash/ shootdown - Near Palm Springs, California


Date01/06/1977
Time17:05
LocationNear Palm Springs, California
OperatorJet Avia Charter
RoutePalm Springs - Las Vegas
TypeGates Learjet 24B
RegistrationN12MK
Cn/In24B-192
Aboard4
Fatalities4
Ground0
SummaryThe plane took off from Palm Springs Municipal Airport in light rain, bound for Las Vegas Nevada. The plane climbed to 9,000 feet but never changed its runway heading and flew directly into a mountain at an altitude of 9,700 feet. Flight crew's misinterpretation of an IFR clearance issued by the Palm Springs Departure Control and subsequent ATC instructions. Natalie 'Dolly' Sinatra, 82, mother of entertainer Frank Sinatra and her traveling companion were killed.

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