Date: November 04, 1940
Time: 04:42
Location: Near Centerville, Utah
Operator: United Air Lines
Flight #: 16
Route: Oakland - Salt Lake City
AC Type: Douglas DC-3
Registration: NC16086
cn / ln: 1925
Aboard: 10   (passengers:8  crew:2)
Fatalities: 10   (passengers:8  crew:2)
Ground: 0
Summary: The aircraft crashed into Bountiful Peak in the Wasatch Mountains, during a snowstorm, 3 nm NE of Centerville. The failure of the communications operators at Tintic, Plymouth, and Salt Lake City, Utah, whose duty it was to monitor the range, to detect its malfunctioning and immediately notify those concerned and the failure of the pilot to follow to the fullest extent established radio range technique in accordance with the requirements of the procedure established by United and approved by the Civil Aeronautics Administration.

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