Air US / Private Flight 716 / -

Air US / Private Flight 716 / -Friday April 17, 1981
A midair collision occurred 2 nm east-southeast of Loveland, Colorado at 13,000 ft.. Two killed and 3 injured on the Cessna and 13 killed on the Jetstream. The failure of the Cessna pilot to establish communications with the Denver Center and his climbing into controlled airspace above 12,500 ft without an authorized transponder. Contributing factor was the fact that existing regulations did not prohibit parachute jumping in or immediately adjacent to federal airways.

Crash Details

DateFriday April 17, 1981
LocationLoveland, Colorado
Passengers15
Crew4
Fatalities15
Survivors4
Aircraft TypeHadley Page 137Jetstream I / Cessna 206
OperatorAir US / Private
RegistrationN11360 / N4862F
Flight OriginDenver, CO
Flight Destination Gillette, WY
Loveland, Colorado
Air US / Private
Hadley Page 137Jetstream I / Cessna 206
1981