For many years, I've been involved in Search & Rescue in Central Colorado. I've always found aircraft searches to be very interesting (I know, I'm weird). I ended up visiting the B-17 Crash Site in July of 1991, during the search for another missing aircraft, the debris had been spotted but needed to be checked out. I've visited the site a couple of times to re-mark the wreckage, and to take some historians to the site (they provided the newpaper articles on the two 1940's military crashes).
I've created these pages to compile the information I've gathered on crashes in the area, and provide a place for me to put my notes on the incidents that I participated in. Most of these consist of a map of the area of the crash, and the NTSB summary.
Click on the date to get to the page for that crash. The location name is a link to the Census map server, and the NTSB report takes you direct to the NTSB report without my comments. (3/08 Sorry - NTSB links are broken they changed their filing system).
|November 18, 1943||Near Adams Lake (Flat Tops)||B-26 Bomber||5 Fatalities|
|October 26, 1948||Near Haystack Gate||B-17 Bomber||Crew of
|February 7, 1983||Galena Mountain||Navion||2 Fatal||NTSB Report|
|February 15, 1983||East of Aspen||Cessna 340||4 Fatal||NTSB Report|
|March 30, 1983||Sardy Field||STINSON 108-2||1 Minor Injury||NTSB Report|
|November 13, 1983||Chicago Ridge
nr Camp Hale
Cortez Bird Hunters
|4 Fatal||NTSB Report|
|December 14, 1983||Mt Democrat||USAF Ret.
|3 Fatal||NTSB Report|
|December 23, 1983||Sardy Field||Cessena 421||1 Minor Injury
|July 15, 1984||Near Carbondale||P-51 Acrobatic Manuevers||2 Fatal||NTSB Report|
|September 17, 1984||Nr Independence Pass||Cessena 172||2 Serious Injuries||NTSB Report|
|December 8, 1984||South of Meeker||Cessena 210
|1 Fatal||NTSB Report|
|March 21, 1985||Beaver Creek Ski Area||Piper PA-28||2 Fatal||NTSB Report|
|March 30, 1985||Sardy Field||Cessna 402||No Injuries||NTSB Report|
|May 2, 1985||Glenwood Springs Airport||Cessna 150
|1 Serious Injury||NTSB Report|
|July 12, 1985||Near Aspen||Piper PA-28||1 Fatal, 1 Injuried||NTSB Report|
|October 6, 1985||Nr Independence Pass||Cessna 177||2 Serious Injuries||NTSB Report|
|October 11, 1985||White Owl Lake
|Cessna 180||4 Fatal||NTSB Report|
|April 27, 1990||Lonesome Lake||Sweet Adalines||6 Fatal||NTSB Report|
|February 1, 1998||Near Turquoise Lake||UH-60 Black Hawk||6 Injuried|