U.S.A. Air Crash at Salt Lake City, Utah.

Ref: G4000
  • £55.00

SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH. On December 15 1936, while approaching Salt Lake City Airport by night in poor weather conditions, cruising at an altitude of 11,000 feet at a speed of 207 miles an hour, the twin engine Western Air Express Boeing 247 hit the slope of mount Lone Peak (11,253 feet high) located some 20 miles southeast of the airport. SAR teams were unable to locate the aircraft and all operations were suspended a few days later. The debris were eventually found on July 4, 1937. This cover was posted in San Diego and eventually arrived at Bournemouth, England, on 28 JU 37 (backstamped)