Date: January 12, 1937
Location: Newhall, California
Aircraft: Boeing 247B
Reg: NC13315
Airline: Western Air Express
Flight No: 7
Fatalities: 13 : 5

The aircraft crashed into Pinetos Peak, 4 miles southeast of Newhall while attempting to land at Burbank Airport in fog and rain. The pilot descended to a dangerously low altitude without positive knowledge of his position. African explorer, Martin Johnson, 52, killed. Johnson suffered a fractured skull in the crash and died the next day in a hospital.