- ACCIDENT DETAILS
Date: June 14, 1960
Time: 04:47
Location: Mt. Gilbert, Alaska
Operator: Pacific Northern Airlines
Flight #: 201
Route: Cordova - Anchorage
AC Type: Lockheed 749A-79-32 Constellation
Registration: N1554V
cn / ln: 2555
Aboard: 14   (passengers:9  crew:5)
Fatalities: 14   (passengers:9  crew:5)
Ground: 0
Summary: The aircraft failed to maintain its intended flight path and crashed into the face of Mt. Gilbert at 9,646 ft. after taking off from Cordova. The crew's failure to use all available navigational aids in establishing the aircraft's position on Amber I Airway thereby allowing the aircraft to proceed off course over dangerous terrain. A contributing factor to the accident was the failure of air defense radar, which had been tracking the aircraft, to notify either ARTCC or the crew that the aircraft was proceeding on a dangerous course.
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