United Airlines Flight 409 crashed near the top of Medicine Bow Peak on October 6, 1955, killing all 66 people on board. It was the worst crash in U.S. history at the time. After the bodies were recovered, explosives and napalm were used to destroy the remains of the plane, although according to Wikipedia, there are still parts of the plane scattered near the summit.
(Almost all of the passengers were military personnel in the Air Force)
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Accident Report - Medicine Bow Peak Accident Report
The significance of this incident to me was that my grandfather was suppose to be on this flight. Oddly enough he was put in the brig for a few days for his behavior (I will ask him again what he did).
This caused him to miss the flight and if he did not my parents nor I would be alive today.
My parents went on vacation recently and took some pictures of it for me and brought back a piece of rock from the mountain.
Here is the memorial
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And some pictures of the peak.
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