Aviation: Flight 901A...

Shortly before noon on March 1, 1964, a four-engine Constellation operated by California's Paradise Airlines smashed into a snow-covered mountainside near Lake Tahoe on the California-Nevada border. All 85 aboard were killed. Now, after a 16-month investigation of the crash, the Civil Aeronautics Board has released a report finding that if the plane had been flying only 300 ft. higher or 300 yds. to the right, the disaster might have been averted. According to the CAB, the crash was caused by pilot error, sloppy ground maintenance, faulty equipment—and the falsification of a weather report by a Paradise official.

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