Date: February 18, 1969
Time: 0510
Location: Near Lone Pine, California
Operator: Mineral County Airlines
Flight #: 708
Route: Hawthorne, NV - Burbank - Long Beach
AC Type: Douglas DC-3
Registration: N15570
cn / ln: 6320
Aboard: 35   (passengers:32  crew:3)
Fatalities: 35   (passengers:32  crew:3)
Ground: 0
Summary: The flight designated "gambler's special" flew into Mt. Whitney at 11,770 ft. about 11 miles west of Lone Pine. Deviated from prescribed course, as authorized, resulting in the aircraft being operated under IFR weather conditions, in high mountainous terrain, in an area where there was a lack of radio navigation aids. Aircraft recovered 8/8/69.

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