Date & Time: May 29, 1965 at 0700 LT
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United States of America
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The twin engine aircraft was completing a regional flight on behalf of the Department of Commerce. While cruising in cloudy conditions, the airplane adopted a nose down attitude, started an uncontrolled descent and eventually struck power cables before crashing in Corona del Mar. The airplane was totally destroyed and all nine occupants were killed.
Uncontrolled descent caused by a miscellaneous instrument failure in flight for undetermined reason.