Pacific Northern Airlines Flight 201

Pacific Northern Airlines Flight 201Tuesday June 14, 1960
The aircraft failed to maintain its intended flight path and crashed into the face of Mt. Gilbert at 9,646 ft. after taking off from Cordova. The crew's failure to use all available navigational aids in establishing the aircraft's position on Amber I Airway thereby allowing the aircraft to proceed off course over dangerous terrain. A contributing factor to the accident was the failure of air defense radar, which had been tracking the aircraft, to notify either ARTCC or the crew that the aircraft was proceeding on a dangerous course.

Crash Details

DateTuesday June 14, 1960
LocationMt. Gilbert, Alaska
Aircraft TypeLockheed 749A-79-32 Constellation
OperatorPacific Northern Airlines
Flight OriginCordova
Flight Destination Anchorage
Mt. Gilbert, Alaska
Pacific Northern Airlines
Lockheed 749A-79-32 Constellation