Date: October 28, 1960
Time: 11:39
Location: Near Missoula, Montana
Operator: Northwest Orient Airlines
Flight #: 104
Route: Spokane - Missoula
AC Type: Douglas C-54A-DC
Registration: N48762
cn / ln: 10320
Aboard: 12   (passengers:8  crew:4)
Fatalities: 12   (passengers:8  crew:4)
Ground: 0
Summary: Crashed into mountains in snow showers while descending to Missoula. The aircraft entered a steep left banking turn and the nose was raised in an apparent attempt to turn and climb out through an intersecting valley, however, the aircraft continued to sink toward the ground, rolled to the left and crashed inverted. The failure of the pilot to continue in accordance with his IFR flight plan by attempting a VFR approach during instrument weather conditions.

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