Salt Lake City, UT Chartered Airliner Crashes, Nov 1965
UTAH AIRLINER CRASHES; 13 ABOARD MEET DEATH.
Salt Lake City (UPI) -- A charter airliner en route to a football game slammed into a snow-covered hillside and burst into flames Saturday, killing all 13 persons aboard.
It was the second airline tragedy in the Salt Lake area in the past 16 days.
A United Air Lines 727 jetliner crashed while landing at Salt Lake Municipal Airport on Veterans Day. Forty-three persons died, but 48 survived.
The charter plane, a DC3 with a passenger capacity of 28, smashed into the sparsley populated area 20 miles south of here a few minutes after takeoff from Salt Lake Airport. The twin-engine plane flipped over and slid into a gully against another ridge.
The passengers included five prominent physicians, an attorney and two businessmen, all of Salt Lake City. The plane had a crew of three, plus two employes of the airlines.
"It poked a pretty good hole in that ridge," said Utah Highway Patrolman DON C. JENSEN. The plane hit about 30 feet from the top of a Bald Knoll, then flipped 1,000 feet across the ravine with the left wing and engine dropping into the gully and the tail section breaking off.
One of the first to reach the crash was HOWARD NEUMAN of Riverton. He said he heard the plane swoop low over the area but "nothing sounded wrong with the engines."
The death toll was confirmed by DR. DON BAILEY, a physician for the Utah Aeronautics Commission. He said "most of the bodies were fairly intact."
The airliner, operated by Edde Airlines of Salt Lake City, was scheduled to pick up 20 Provo residents, including DR. ERNEST L. WILKINSON, president of Brigham Young University. The plane was chartered for a flight to Albuquerque for the BYU-New Mexico University football game.
Salt Lake City (UPI) -- The list of crew and passengers aboard the Edde Airline DC3 that crashed Saturday. All were from Salt Lake City.
GARTH EDDE, 45, pilot and co-owner of the airline.
KENNETH MYERS, co-pilot.
NORMA JENKINS, stewardess.
T. R. GLENDHILL, business executive.
DR. GORDON K. LEWIS, M. D.
DR. MARION E. PROBERT, 32, M. D., former BYU football star.
DR. BERNARD CRITCHFIELD, 42, M. D.
DR. ANTOINE A. DALTON, 35, M. D.
JAMES L. PETERSON, 55, business executive.
RICHARD R. WILKINS, attorney.
DR. ROGER W. PARKINSON, 37, M. D.
DIANE EDDE, 17, the pilot's daughter.
CALVIN B. HIGGS, an extra pilot aboard for Edde.
DR. PROBERT, who was killed in Saturday's plane crash, was a cousin of Orin Probert, general manager of the Commercial Hotel in Elko.
Nevada State Journal Reno 1965-11-28