Date: September 14, 1979
Time: 2047
Location: Near Klamath Falls, Oregon
Operator: Butler Aviation Inc.
Flight #: -
Route: Redmond - Klamath Falls - Medford
AC Type: Douglas DC-7
Registration: N455SW
cn / ln: 44287
Aboard: 12   (passengers:10  crew:2)
Fatalities: 12   (passengers:10  crew:2)
Ground: 0
Summary: The plane was transporting company employees when it hit Surveyor Mountain 7 minutes after taking off from Klamath Falls. The plane hit trees along the crest of a mountain ridge along the flight path. Crew error. The crew's decision to undertake a direct point-to-point high cruise speed flight at low altitude.

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