Date & Time: Nov 27, 1965 at 0715 LT
Type of aircraft:
Charter/Taxi (Non Scheduled Revenue Flight)
Lake City – Provo – Albuquerque
United States of America
Crew on board:
Pax on board:
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The airplane was on a charter flight from Salt Lake City to Albuquerque with an intermediate stop at Provo, carrying football supporters. Four minutes after its departure from Salt Lake City Airport, the crew encountered poor weather conditions when, at an altitude of 5,500 feet, the airplane struck the slope of a mountain located 22 miles south of Salt Lake City. The wreckage was found 11 feet below the summit (5,449 feet) and was destroyed upon impact. All 13 occupants were killed, among them the captain Garth Edde who founded Edde Airlines in 1960. At the time of the accident, the airplane was one mile east of the intended track.
It was determined that the crew flew under VFR mode in adverse weather conditions. The crew exercised poor judgment.