Date: November 13, 1946
Location: Lebec, California
Aircraft: Douglas C-53D-DO (DC-3)
Reg: NC18645
Airline: Western Airlines
Flight No: 23
Fatalities: 11 : 11

The aircraft crashed into White Mountain at an elevation of 6,000 feet, in rain and 70 mph winds after being blown off course while on a heading from Palmdale to Newhall. Possible downdraft.