Airplane Crash - Near San Francisco, California 12/24/1964

Details of airplane crash/ shootdown - Near San Francisco, California


Date12/24/1964
Time00:31
LocationNear San Francisco, California
OperatorFlying Tiger Line
RouteSan Francisco - New York
TypeLockheed L-1049H Super Constellation
RegistrationN6915C
Cn/In4812
Aboard3
Fatalities3
Ground0
SummaryThe cargo plane flew off course and struck a mountain in the San Bruno range. The pilot, for undetermined reasons, deviated from departure course into an area of rising terrain where downdraft activity and turbulence affected the climb capability of the aircraft sufficiently to prevent terrain clearance.

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