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In Memory of UA Flight 585 - 31 years later

 

Last updated 3/2/2022 at 9:44am | View PDF

SECURITY FIRE DEPARTMENT ARCHIVES

First responders, many of them from Security Fire Department, Fort Carson and other nearby agencies, work at the scene of the deadly crash of United Airlines Flight 585 in Widefield Community Park on March 3, 1991. All told, 25 passengers died in the crash (not counting a body that was being transported for burial on the flight), and many residents of the area still remember the tragic day vividly. A memorial gazebo in the park lists the names of all who perished.

First responders, many of them from Security Fire Department, Fort Carson and other nearby agencies, work at the scene of the deadly crash of United Airlines Flight 585 in Widefield Community Park on March 3, 1991. All told, 25 passengers died in the crash (not counting a body that was being transported for burial on the flight), and many residents of the area still remember the tragic day vividly. A memorial gazebo in the park lists the names of all who perished.

The memorial at Widefield Community Park lists the names of victims of Flight 585, including 20 passengers and five crew members. The Boeing 737 was headed to Colorado Springs Airport from Denver, crashing just a few miles short of its destination.

 

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