Airplane Crash - Haydens Peak, Wyoming 10/17/1937

Details of airplane crash/ shootdown - Haydens Peak, Wyoming


Date10/17/1937
Time21:00
LocationHaydens Peak, Wyoming
OperatorUnited Air Lines
Flight #1
RouteCheyenne - Salt Lake City
TypeDouglas DC-3
RegistrationNC16074
Cn/In1914
Aboard19
Fatalities19
Ground0
SummaryThe plane crashed into the side of a mountain (Humpy Ridge) in level flight at 10,000 ft. under adverse weather conditions. Staticonditions encountered in the last portion of the flight which rendered the reception of radio range signals unintelligible. The continuation of the flight into mountainous country at an altitude below of higher mountains without the aid of ground visibility or radio signals to definitely identify position. A change in the weather caused by the approach of an unpredicted cold front.

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