On 2/25/55 the Beechcraft 35 Bonanza N576C went missing in a snow storm while on a flight from Reno, Nevada to Los Angeles, California with a planed stop at Las Vegas. Onboard was the pilot Hal C. Howard, vice president of the Music Corp of America (MCA) and his assistant Dave Silver. An intensive air search was started when the airplane failed to arrive at Las Vegas. The search included 22 Civil Air Patrol and 35 military aircraft from the Air Force, Navy, Marine, Army and National Guard. After six days, the search was abandoned when no sign of the airplane was located. The missing airplane was finally found about 30 miles northwest of Bishop, California in the eastern Sierra Mountains on 7/17/55, nearly five months after it disappeared when it's wreckage was spotted on a mountainside by two men hiking in the area. The wreckage was scattered over a large area, both men were killed on impact.