- ACCIDENT DETAILS
Date: November 01, 1955
Time: 19:03
Location: Longmont, Colorado
Operator: United Air Lines
Flight #: 629
Route: Denver - Portland
AC Type: Douglas DC-6B
Registration: N37559
cn / ln: 43538
Aboard: 44   (passengers:39  crew:5)
Fatalities: 44   (passengers:39  crew:5)
Ground: 0
Summary: The aircraft crashed 11 minutes after taking off from Denver Stapleton Airport, 8 miles east of Longmont. Detonation of a dynamite bomb in the No. 4 cargo hold, placed by John (Jack) Gilbert Graham in his mother's luggage in order to collect $37,500 in insurance. A delayed flight caused the bomb to detonate over flat land rather than the mountains as planned. Graham never showed any remorse for his actions and refused to file any appeals. He was executed for the crime on 1/11/56.
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