Plane Crash: Bonanza Airlines (1964)

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Plane Crash: Bonanza Airlines (1964) Gender: N/A
born on 15 November 1964 at 20:25 (= 8:25 PM )
Place Las Vegas, Nevada, 36n11, 115w08
Timezone PST h8w (is standard time)
Data source
Timed documented source, news
Rodden Rating A
Collector: Dobyns, Liefeld
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_scocol.18.gif 23°51' s_mo.18.gif s_aricol.18.gif 07°29 Asc.s_cancol.18.gif 21°35'


On November 15, 1964 at 20:25 Flight 115 of Bonanza Airlines, a Fairchild F-27A, crashed into rising terrain 9.7 miles south southwest of Mc Carran Field in a snowstorm during an approach to the airport. Captain's misinterpretation of approach charts leading to premature descent below obstructing terrain. After years of legal court battles, a U.S. District Court Judge concluded that the landing charts provided by Jeppesen were the main cause of the accident.

All 29 occupants, 26 passengers and 3 crew mebers were killed.

Source Notes

Zip Dobyns, source unrecorded. Further information:


  • Mundane : Disasters : Accidents