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.