Date: January 12, 1937
Time: 11:07
Location: Near Newhall, California
Operator: Western Air Express
Flight #: 7
Route: Salt Lake City - Burbank
AC Type: Boeing 247D
Registration: NC13315
cn / ln: 1696
Aboard: 13   (passengers:11  crew:2)
Fatalities: 5   (passengers:4  crew:1)
Ground: 0
Summary: The aircraft crashed into Pinetos Peak, 4 miles southeast of Newhall while attempting to land at Burbank Airport in fog and rain. The pilot descended to a dangerously low altitude without positive knowledge of his position. African explorer, Martin Johnson, 52, killed. Johnson suffered a fractured skull in the crash and died the next day in a hospital.

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