Airplane Crash - Longmont, Colorado 11/01/1955

Details of airplane crash/ shootdown - Longmont, Colorado


Date11/01/1955
Time19:03
LocationLongmont, Colorado
OperatorUnited Air Lines
Flight #629
RouteDenver - Portland
TypeDouglas DC-6B
RegistrationN37559
Cn/In43538
Aboard44
Fatalities44
Ground0
SummaryThe aircraft crashed 11 minutes after taking off from Denver Stapleton Airport, 8 miles east of Longmont. Detonation of a dynamite bomb in the No. 4 cargo hold, placed by John (Jack) Gilbert Graham in his mother's luggage in order to collect $37,500 in insurance. A delayed flight caused the bomb to detonate over flat land rather than the mountains as planned. Graham never showed any remorse for his actions and refused to file any appeals. He was executed for the crime on 1/11/56.

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