Date: March 01, 1964
Time: 11:29
Location: Near Zephyr Cove, Nevada
Operator: Paradise Airlines
Flight #: 901A
Route: San Jose, CA - Lake Tahoe
AC Type: Lockheed 049 Constellation
Registration: N86504
cn / ln: 2025
Aboard: 85   (passengers:81  crew:4)
Fatalities: 85   (passengers:81  crew:4)
Ground: 0
Summary: The 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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