Airplane Crash - Denver, Colorado 08/07/1975

Details of airplane crash/ shootdown - Denver, Colorado


Date08/07/1975
Time16:11
LocationDenver, Colorado
OperatorContinental Airlines
Flight #426
RouteDenver - Wichita
TypeBoeing B-727-224
RegistrationN88777
Cn/In19798/608
Aboard131
Fatalities0
Ground0
SummaryThe aircraft climbed to about 100 feet above runway 35L and then crashed near the departure end of the runway. At the time of the accident, a thunderstorm with associated rain showers was moving over the northern portion of the airport. The aircraft's encounter, immediately following takeoff, with severe windshear at an altitude and airspeed which precluded recovery to level flight.

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