Airplane Crash - Near Centerville, Utah 11/04/1940

Details of airplane crash/ shootdown - Near Centerville, Utah


Date11/04/1940
Time04:42
LocationNear Centerville, Utah
OperatorUnited Air Lines
Flight #16
RouteOakland - Salt Lake City
TypeDouglas DC-3
RegistrationNC16086
Cn/In1925
Aboard10
Fatalities10
Ground0
SummaryThe aircraft crashed into Bountiful Peak in the Wasatch Mountains, during a snowstorm, 3 nm NE of Centerville. The failure of the communications operators at Tintic, Plymouth, and Salt Lake City, Utah, whose duty it was to monitor the range, to detect its malfunctioning and immediately notify those concerned and the failure of the pilot to follow to the fullest extent established radio range technique in accordance with the requirements of the procedure established by United and approved by the Civil Aeronautics Administration.

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