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Last updated: 16 October 2017
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Date:Sunday 25 February 1962
Type:Silhouette image of generic CVLP model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Convair T-29A (CV-240)
Operator:United States Air Force - USAF
Registration: 49-1931
C/n / msn: 198
First flight: 1950
Crew:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Airplane damage: Destroyed
Airplane fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:24 km (15 mls) NW of Durango, CO (   United States of America)
Crash site elevation: 4267 m (13999 feet) amsl
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Amarillo AFB, TX (AMA/KAMA), United States of America
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
A USAF Convair transport plane flew into the side of Babcock Peak at an elevation of 14.000 feet in a snowstorm. The wreckage was discovered May 18, 1962.

Classification:
Controlled Flight Into Terrain (CFIT) - Mountain

Sources:
» USAAS-USAAC-USAAF-USAF Aircraft Serial Numbers--1908 to Present / Joe Baugher
» The Deseret News - May 19, 1962


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This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.
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