Air Crash - Fort Collins, Co.

Ref: G5231
  • £45.00

1951 FORT COLLINS, COLORADO, U.S.A. The United Air Lines flight from San Francisco to Chicago crashed into Crystal Mountain near Fort Collins on June 30 1951, killing all 50 passengers and crew on board. Recovered mail had a 4 line cachet applied ‘DELAY CAUSED BY / AIR MAIL INTERRUPTION / NEAR DENVER / DATE 6 30 51’. This cover , posted free from a sailor on the U.S.S. PRINCETON JUN 22 1951, has this cachet on both the front and back. (Sanford Ref 510630)