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Flight 585: News over the years


Last updated 3/2/2021 at 1:25pm

G. Connor Salter

The memorial at Widefield Community Park lists the names of all the victims of Flight 585.

In the days after the United Airlines Flight 585 crash, as well as on various anniversary years, this paper has written many pieces on the subject. The following are selections from those articles, showing coverage and recollection of eyewitnesses over the years.

Here are a few eyewitness accounts included in the March 6, 1991, issue, three days after the crash occurred:

Debbie Park, who was a columnist for this paper at the time, was traveling to church when she saw the plane.

"We had just turned onto Fontaine off of Fountain Mesa and I noticed the plane going overhead," Park said. "I rem...

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