That Doesn't Happen Every Day

Dean Petersen

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Crash of Flight 409 near Laramie, Wyoming
Jan 16 2023
Crash of Flight 409 near Laramie, Wyoming
At 7:28 AM United Airlines Flight 409 crashed in the rugged Snowy Range of southern Wyoming on October 6th 1955. It was the worst civilian air disaster to that date in America killing all 66 people on board. Volunteer mountain climbers were called in from The University of Wyoming in Laramie to help recover the remains. Why exactly the plane crashed still remains debated and we explore some of the stories of the recovery teams and victims on this episode.Please check out our other plane crash episode called Bomber Mountain.Visit The American Heritage Center's Digital Collection about the crash.Read Mel Duncan's digitized report.See video of the crash site in 1955 here.-List of the Victims the Crash of Flight 409-Mrs Clifford B AckermanThomas AckermanRobert AinsleyCapt Charles R AnstadtMrs Dorthea BeckDwight H BensonHerbert L BrawnerMrs Grace BrownDale BrownWilliam H BurginDr James A BushAirman 3/C Thomas CampbellMrs Helen CollinsHenry S DeanDr Lawrence J DevineEndlehartMrs Inez C EvansKeith F FinlayCharles GesasGerald HadleyMrs Edna F HanksRichard D HawkinsMrs Marian KirkJ Lawrence MalnarMyron ManwillJE McGarrMrs JE McGarrJohn B MerrillMrs John B MerrillLawrence MonkDale Elton NelsonRB NurreParkerAJ PlouffMrs C PoulakidasEugene ReynoldsMrs Aceodene SchowMrs Betty SeareMrs Rhea SmuthwaiteDr W Alan StewartEdward P TaylorMrs Darrel TuckerDeborah TuckerMrs Georgie WestEarl West JrStaff Sgt Lewis WoodDeloy A MontanoJohn P RiceJoseph D WinsettAlfredo G MitotesCharles L MissnerRonald E AlbrightRoger E BechtoldRaymond EnglehartRichard D CookDaniel R AlexanderArnold H BoggsWilliam R EttlemanRussell L KuglerRichard LawheadPaul C NoetzelmannWilbert N WitleyHerbert Willaims