Los Pinetos Peak

Lookout Tower Agency: Angeles National Forest (Possibly co-operative with county)Dates: 1935-1960sTower: NOTT10’- Non-battered, open timber tower, 10 feet highCab: C3-USFS Region 5 1934 standard 14' X 14' wood cab (BC-301 series)Status: DemolishedElevation: 3560 ftTopo Map: USGS San FernandoCoordinates: 34.3549, -118.4589Trail reports: SummitPost, Peakbagger Los Pinetos Peak is an unofficially named highpoint along the

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Howard DGA-15P 1951 Sierra Pelona Mountains

Howard DGA-15 3-view drawing from L'Aerophile July 1939 On April 6, 1951 a Howard DGA-15-P #NC67765 crashed in the Sierra Pelona Mountains on a flight from Pacoima airport to Las Vegas. The plane was not reported missing until five days later, when it failed to show up. An investigation revealed that no flight plan

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  • Strawberry Peak Crash

Crash on Strawberry Peak

One of the earliest aviation accidents in Los Angeles involved a hot-air balloon called The American that launched from Pasadena in 1909 and crashed into Strawberry Peak. The balloon rose quickly and in some light winds, drifted over the snow-covered San Gabriel mountains. It headed directly towards an ensuing storm. The following excerpt is

By |2020-12-24T15:58:15-08:00July 20, 2017|4 Comments

PV1 Ventura

"ACTON -1944 - Four men were killed last Thursday in the crash of a Navy patrol bomber in the Sierra Pelona Mountains. William Ritter of Palmdale acted as guide to the group of officials who hiked up to the wreckage of the plane. Those killed in the crash were George G. Dory, 20, pilot

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Mt. Burnham Aircraft Wreck

Mt. Burnham is a forest bump which sits in the middle high country between Throop Peak and Mt. Baden Powell. Measured at 8991 feet, this peak was named in 1951 after Major Frederick R. Burnham, a British army officer and explorer who was later an advocate for the Boy Scouts movement. An interesting alternative

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