Northwest Orient Airlines Flight 104

Northwest Orient Airlines Flight 104Friday October 28, 1960
Crashed into mountains in snow showers while descending to Missoula. The aircraft entered a steep left banking turn and the nose was raised in an apparent attempt to turn and climb out through an intersecting valley, however, the aircraft continued to sink toward the ground, rolled to the left and crashed inverted. The failure of the pilot to continue in accordance with his IFR flight plan by attempting a VFR approach during instrument weather conditions.

Crash Details

DateFriday October 28, 1960
LocationNear Missoula, Montana
Passengers8
Crew4
Fatalities12
Survivors0
Aircraft TypeDouglas C-54A-DC
OperatorNorthwest Orient Airlines
RegistrationN48762
Flight OriginSpokane
Flight Destination Missoula
Near Missoula, Montana
Northwest Orient Airlines
Douglas C-54A-DC
1960