- ACCIDENT DETAILS
Date: January 10, 1968
Time: 14:00
Location: Near Copper Canyon, Nevada
Operator: Military - U.S. Marine Corps
Flight #: ?
Route: Buckley ANGB - Seattle NAS
AC Type: Douglas C-54P
Registration: 50850
cn / ln: 10427
Aboard: 19   (passengers:12  crew:7)
Fatalities: 19   (passengers:12  crew:7)
Ground: 0
Summary: The aircraft hit Mt. Tobin 300 ft. below the peak and slid 1,000 ft. down the side of the mountain. Turbulent conditions caused the uncontrolled descent. The Salt Lake control center had, in response to its vector request, informed the crew that there were no storm cells and no reports of icing along the airway being used. As a result, the pilot was unaware that turbulence encountered would be hazardous, worse than that predicted at the time of take-off. These turbulent conditions apparently caused the uncontrolled descent of the aircraft into the ground. The pilot was technically not qualified for the type of aircraft and was aware of the general weather conditions and should have discontinued the flight..
Sources

Return to Home Page

Copyright Richard Kebabjian / www.planecrashinfo.com