Hawthorne Nevada Airlines Flight 708

Hawthorne Nevada Airlines Flight 708

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Hawthorne Nevada Airlines Flight 708 was a domestic non-scheduled passenger flight between Hawthorne Industrial Airport, Nevada (HTH) and Hollywood-Burbank Airport, California (BUR/KBUR), that crashed into the tallest mountain in the contiguous United States, Mount Whitney, near Lone Pine, on February 18, 1969, killing all 35 passengers and crew on board. The aircraft, a Douglas DC-3, was operating on a visual flight rules plan. It departed at 3:50 A.M. PST and last contact was made at 4:06 A.M. when the flight spoke with the Tonopah Flight Service Station. One hour later, at 5:10 A.M., the plane hit a sheer cliff face on the east side of Mount Whitney at 11,770 feet (3,558 m). The main body of the wreckage then slid down the cliff and stopped some 500 feet (152 m) back from the cliff, where it caught fire. All 32 passengers and all three crew members were killed.show more

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  • Paperback | 52 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 3mm | 91g
  • The
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 6136285797
  • 9786136285795