Aircraft Wrecks in the Mountains and Deserts of the American West

Electra 10A


On December 18, 1936, Northwest Airlines Westbound Flight 1, part of scheduled mail service between Chicago and Seattle, departed Missoula, MT, at 12:33 a.m., bound for Spokane, WA.  The Lockheed Electra 10A, serial #1024, with civil registration NC14935, was piloted by Joseph Livermore.  Arthur Haid was co-pilot, and there were no passengers on board.  Flying at night in bad weather and icing conditions, the crew became lost.  At 3:23 a.m., the aircraft impacted a 5600 ft. ridge near Kellogg, ID.  The crew was killed instantly and the aircraft was destroyed.  Today the main fuselage and tail section have been salvaged, while pieces of the cockpit, landing gear, engines, and wings remain.  This aircraft was similar to the Lockheed Model 10E that Amelia Earhart and Fred Noonan disappeared in seven months later, on July 2, 1937.  Special thanks to Craig Fuller for help with locating this crash.  Site visited 8/16/15.



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