| The B36 encountered terrain about 300 vertical feet below the summit
of the ridge of the Franklin Mountains, just south of Ranger Peak.
According to the accident report, the aircraft was being ferried from
Carswell AFB in Fort Worth to Biggs Field in El Paso, where visibility
was poor and the Franklins were obscured by low clouds. There was
confusion during the approach. The aircraft mistakenly flew west of
the ridge, heading north, roughly parallel to the ridge. The right
wing hit the terrain, and the aircraft crashed along a path about 675
feet long, where it encountered a sheer cliff at the left side of this
photo. Nine Air Force personnel perished.