Mineral County Airlines Flight 708

Mineral County Airlines Flight 708Tuesday February 18, 1969
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.

Crash Details

DateTuesday February 18, 1969
LocationNear Lone Pine, California
Passengers32
Crew3
Fatalities35
Survivors0
Aircraft TypeDouglas DC-3
OperatorMineral County Airlines
RegistrationN15570
Flight OriginHawthorne, NV
Flight Destination Burbank
Near Lone Pine, California
Mineral County Airlines
Douglas DC-3
1969