Date: June 30, 1951
Time: 0200
Location: Rocky Mountain Nat. Park, near Ft. Collins, Colorado
Operator: United Air Lines
Flight #: 610
Route: Salt Lake City - Denver
AC Type: Douglas DC-6B
Registration: N37543
cn / ln: 43144/155
Aboard: 50   (passengers:45  crew:5)
Fatalities: 50   (passengers:45  crew:5)
Ground: 0
Summary: En route from San Francisco to Denver after passing the Cheyenne radio range the aircraft turned south in the wrong heading. Flying in darkness, the aircraft continued on this course until it hit Crystal Mountain. The captain may have depressed the wrong control switch or may have turned his ADF in such a way that it was affected by the radio range station at Fort Bridger, WY. Officially, the flight for reasons undetermined, failed to follow the prescribed route to Denver and continued beyond the boundary of the airway on a course which resulted in the aircraft striking mountainous terrain.

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