Date: May 01, 1942
Time: 2300
Location: Salt Lake City, Utah
Operator: United Air Lines
Flight #: 4
Route: San Francisco - New York City
AC Type: Douglas DST-A-207A
Registration: NC18146
cn / ln: 1978
Aboard: 17   (passengers:14  crew:3)
Fatalities: 17   (passengers:14  crew:3)
Ground: 0
Summary: After taking off from Salt Lake, the aircraft proceeded in the wrong direction and crashed into the side of a hill 3.8 miles northeast of the Salt Lake City Airport. The point of impact was at an elevation of 5,053 feet above sea level and about 830 feet above the airport. A deviation from the proper course, for reasons undetermined.

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