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Last updated: 22 March 2019
Date:Wednesday 15 December 1965
Type:Silhouette image of generic CONI model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Lockheed L-1049H Super Constellation
Operator:Flying Tiger Line
Registration: N6914C
C/n / msn: 4811
First flight: 1957
Crew:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:32 km (20 mls) NE of Alamosa, CO (   United States of America)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Departure airport:Los Angeles International Airport, CA (LAX/KLAX), United States of America
Destination airport:Chicago (unknown airport), IL, United States of America
Flightnumber: 914
Flight 914 departed Los Angeles at 22:12 MST for an IFR flight plan flight to Chicago. En route altitude was FL130. In level flight the aircraft flew into the west ridge of what is now California Peak (13,849 feet), about 150 feet below the ridge.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "Position disorientation during night instrument flight resulting in flight below obstructing terrain."

Controlled Flight Into Terrain (CFIT) - Mountain


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