Continental Airlines Flight 426

Continental Airlines Flight 426Thursday August 7, 1975
The aircraft climbed to about 100 feet above runway 35L and then crashed near the departure end of the runway. At the time of the accident, a thunderstorm with associated rain showers was moving over the northern portion of the airport. The aircraft's encounter, immediately following takeoff, with severe windshear at an altitude and airspeed which precluded recovery to level flight.

Crash Details

DateThursday August 7, 1975
LocationDenver, Colorado
Passengers124
Crew7
Fatalities0
Survivors131
Aircraft TypeBoeing B-727-224
OperatorContinental Airlines
RegistrationN88777
Flight OriginDenver
Flight Destination Wichita
Denver, Colorado
Continental Airlines
Boeing B-727-224
1975