Airplane Crash - Near Centennial, Wyoming 10/06/1955

Details of airplane crash/ shootdown - Near Centennial, Wyoming


Date10/06/1955
Time07:26
LocationNear Centennial, Wyoming
OperatorUnited Air Lines
Flight #409
RouteDenver - Salt Lake City - San Francisco
TypeDouglas DC-4
RegistrationN30062
Cn/In18389
Aboard66
Fatalities66
Ground0
SummaryThe aircraft crashed into cloud covered Medicine Bow Peak while en route. The plane failed to clear the 12,013 ft. peak by 75 feet. The pilot deviated from course for reasons unknown. Possible incapacitation of crew by carbon monoxide emanating from a faulty cabin heater, though never proven.

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