Sunday, 27th of December, 1936

– United States of America

United Air Lines Flight 34, a domestic scheduled passenger flight from San Francisco, California, to Los Angeles, California, operated with a Boeing 247D, registration NC13355, crashed in wooded and hilly terrain near Rice Canyon, two miles southwest of Newhall, California.

The airplane was destroyed. The three crew and nine passengers perished. (12 fatalities)

– Cause: “It is the opinion of the Accident Board that the probable cause of this accident was an error on the part of the pilot for attempting to fly through the Newhall pass at an altitude lower than the surrounding mountains without first determining by radio the existing weather.”

– Report:…/uploads/2014/08/NC13355.pdf