Airplane Crash - Mt. Elk, Wyoming 01/31/1946

Details of airplane crash/ shootdown - Mt. Elk, Wyoming


Date01/31/1946
Time02:47
LocationMt. Elk, Wyoming
OperatorUnited Air Lines
Flight #14
RouteBoise - Denver
TypeDouglas DC-3-194H
RegistrationNC25675
Cn/In2147
Aboard21
Fatalities21
Ground0
SummaryThe aircraft crashed into Elk Mountain after the crew made an unauthorized deviation from the prescribed route at an altitude insufficient to assure adequate clearance over Elk Mountain. Flight had originally filed for 13,000 ft. But later amended the flight plan to 11,000 ft. Elk Mountain is 11,152 ft. MSL.

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