Airplane Crash - Near Zephyr Cove, Nevada 03/01/1964

Details of airplane crash/ shootdown - Near Zephyr Cove, Nevada


Date03/01/1964
Time11:29
LocationNear Zephyr Cove, Nevada
OperatorParadise Airlines
Flight #901A
RouteSan Jose, CA - Lake Tahoe
TypeLockheed 049 Constellation
RegistrationN86504
Cn/In2025
Aboard85
Fatalities85
Ground0
SummaryThe aircraft crashed into Genoa Peak while attempting to land under VFR conditions after a missed approach and go-around. The captain's decision not to wait until the weather improved or divert to an alternate airport during adverse weather conditions. The pilot's deviation from prescribed VFR flight procedures in attempting a visual landing approach in adverse weather conditions. This resulted in an abandoned approach and geographical disorientation while flying below the minimum altitude prescribed or operations in mountainous areas. The aircraft was named City of Los Angeles.

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