Date & Time: Dec 15, 1965 at 0130 LT
Type of aircraft:
Lockheed L-1049 Super Constellation
Los Angeles – Chicago
United States of America
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The crew was performing a cargo flight from Los Angeles to Chicago. While cruising at the assigned altitude of 13,000 by night, the four engine airplane struck the south face of California Peak (13,849 feet high) located about 21 miles northeast of Alamosa, Colorado. The wreckage was found a day later 150 feet below the summit and all three crew members have been killed.
It was determined that the crew failed to modify his route over Alamosa Vortac according to the flight plan and failed to turn to VA10 route for undetermined reason.