On 3/8/75 the Rockwell International Aero Commander 500S N711LZ went missing while on a flight from Apple Valley, California to Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. It was found four days later on 3/12/75 when a Civil Air Patrol search plane spotted the wreckage on mountain in the Mojave desert, California. The first responders to the site were two Air Force paramedics that parachuted onto the snow covered mountain side in hope of finding survivors. They discovered that both the pilot and passenger were killed in accident. The NTSB stated that the cause of the accident was the instrument rated pilot continued VFR flight into adverse weather conditions that consisted of rain and sleet with visibility of a quarter mile or less in terrain with high obstructions.