Airplane Crash - Salt Lake City, Utah 05/01/1942

Details of airplane crash/ shootdown - Salt Lake City, Utah


Date05/01/1942
Time23:00
LocationSalt Lake City, Utah
OperatorUnited Air Lines
Flight #4
RouteSan Francisco - New York City
TypeDouglas DST-A-207A
RegistrationNC18146
Cn/In1978
Aboard17
Fatalities17
Ground0
SummaryAfter taking off from Salt Lake, the aircraft proceeded in the wrong direction and crashed into the side of a hill 3.8 miles northeast of the Salt Lake City Airport. The point of impact was at an elevation of 5,053 feet above sea level and about 830 feet above the airport. A deviation from the proper course, for reasons undetermined.

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