- ACCIDENT DETAILS
Date: November 15, 1964
Time: 20:25
Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
Operator: Bonanza Airlines
Flight #: 114
Route: Phoenix - Las Vegas
AC Type: Fairchild F-27A
Registration: N745L
cn / ln: 0029
Aboard: 29   (passengers:26  crew:3)
Fatalities: 29   (passengers:26  crew:3)
Ground: 0
Summary: The aircraft crashed into rising terrain 9.7 miles south southwest of Mc Carran Field in a snowstorm during an approach to the airport. Captain's misinterpretation of approach charts leading to premature descent below obstructing terrain. After years of legal court battles, a U.S. District Court Judge concluded that the landing charts provided by Jeppesen were the main cause of the accident.
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