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Medicine Bow Peak Plane Crash Memorial Plaque

Medicine Bow Peak Plane Crash Memorial Plaque

In 2001, a privately funded plaque memorializing the victims of the 1955 crash of United Airlines Flight 409 was erected at the Miner’s Camp turnout on Wyoming Highway 130 between Centennial and Saratoga, just west of Snowy Range Pass. The inscription on the plaque reads, “In memory of the 66 passengers and crew that perished on Medicine Bow Peak October 6, 1955.” Viewers of the plaque face a spot on Medicine Bow Peak slightly south of where the plane met the mountain. There are no trails to the crash site. Highway 130 is closed in winter.