The Crash of TWA Flight 260

6 “Robert Tips,” TWA Flight 260 Memorial Collection in the Sandia Vista Room, Albuquerque Sunport, NM. 6 C. Austin Miles, “In the Garden,” 1912. 8 New Mexico District News, New Mexico District Council of the Assemblies of God, ...

Author: Charles M. Williams

Publisher: UNM Press

ISBN: 0826348084

Category: History

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This moment-by-moment account of a major airplane crash on a beautiful and treacherous mountainside puts the reader at the pilot's side, describing the flight, its catastrophic ending, and the aftermath. At 7:05 a.m. on February 19, 1955, TWA Flight 260 took off from the Albuquerque airport for a short flight to Santa Fe. To avoid flying over the Sandia Mountains, the plane's approved air route was a dogleg running north-northwest from Albuquerque, then east-northeast into Santa Fe. But at 7:08 a.m. Flight 260 was headed directly toward Sandia Ridge, almost entirely obscured by storm clouds. A local resident who saw Flight 260 overhead observed that if the plane was eastbound, it was too low; if it was northbound, it was off course. At 7:12 a.m. the plane's terrain-warning bell sounded its alarm. Both pilots saw the sheer west face of the Sandias just beyond the right wingtip––an appalling shock considering they should have been ten miles further west. Reacting instantly, they rolled the plane steeply to the left, pulled its nose up, and started to level the wings. It was their final act. Hidden by the storm, another cliffside lay directly ahead. When they struck it, they were still in a left bank, nose high.

The Alcalde

The Crash of TWA Flight 260 by Charles M. Williams, PhD '67 Williams was one of few volunteer rescue workers who reached the wreckage of a 1955 TWA flight after it crashed in the New Mexico mountains. The cause was debated for years.

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As the magazine of the Texas Exes, The Alcalde has united alumni and friends of The University of Texas at Austin for nearly 100 years. The Alcalde serves as an intellectual crossroads where UT's luminaries - artists, engineers, executives, musicians, attorneys, journalists, lawmakers, and professors among them - meet bimonthly to exchange ideas. Its pages also offer a place for Texas Exes to swap stories and share memories of Austin and their alma mater. The magazine's unique name is Spanish for "mayor" or "chief magistrate"; the nickname of the governor who signed UT into existence was "The Old Alcalde."

The Sandia Crash TWA Flight 260 the TWA 260 Sandia Crash and Hike Into the Past and Many More

The TWA crash site hike, several other Sandia destination hikes, and general local area hiking guidance, are also presented. This is a great read for anyone interested aviation, hiking, or for those who are simply curious.

Author: John Roach

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ISBN: 9781521535950

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The Sandia Crash - TWA Flight 260 is a combat aviator's perspective as to why the fatal crash occurred and how the horrific accident could have been avoided. As of this writing, the definitive cause has yet to be discovered and will undoubtedly remain a mystery. The TWA crash site hike, several other Sandia destination hikes, and general local area hiking guidance, are also presented. This is a great read for anyone interested aviation, hiking, or for those who are simply curious. Finally, a portion of proceeds from this book are donated to the treatment and cure of children's diseases thus helping the children of today, and tomorrow.

Never Say Can t

Dick now lives in Albuquerque, in the shadow of the same mountain that TWA Flight 260 crashed into, with the crash site in view every day, and he says that passengers on the cable tram that today carries skiers and sightseers up to ...

Author: Tom Baker

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 1365507033

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Aircraft Accident Report

RELEASED : June 15 , 1960 TRANS WORLD AIRLINES , INC . , SANDIA MOUNTAIN , NEAR ? SITY ALBUQUERQUE , NEW MEXICO , FEBRUARY 19 , 1955 > The Accident Trans World Airlines Flight 260 , a Martin 404 , N40416 , struck Sandia Mountain ...

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Accident Investigation Report

Several test flights were made in an attempt to determine the course and altitudes flown by Captain Snowden which would bring the plane in contact with the ground at the crash point . Personnel of TWA , the Civil Aeronautics ...

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International Civil Aircrafts Registration Procedures Handbook Volume 1 Strategic Information and Procedures

... Airlines Flight 173 Pacoima aircraft accident National Airlines Flight 2511 Pinnacle Airlines Flight 3701 Eastern ... Airlines crash United Airlines Flight 615 United Airlines Flight 629 TWA Flight 400 TWA Flight 260 TWA Flight 514 ...

Author: IBP USA

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 0739797476

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 350

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Albuquerque International Sunport

On the morning of February 19, 1955, TWA flight 260, a Martin 404 aircraft on a short flight to Santa Fe, crashed into the ... Pictured above is Benjamin De Guio, who accompanied the author on a hike to the crash site, where some of the ...

Author: Fred De Guio

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 1467103519

Category: History

Page: 128

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In 1928, two Santa Fe Railway employees became so intrigued with aviation that they took it upon themselves to lease a parcel of land and build an airport for Albuquerque. Within one year, Charles Lindbergh chose Albuquerque to be a stop on the nation's first commercial transcontinental air route between Los Angeles and New York. A north-south air route between Denver and El Paso with a stop in Albuquerque was soon established, making the city a crossroads for air service in the Southwest. Using funds from a Works Progress Administration grant, the city then constructed its own airfield, and the Albuquerque Municipal Airport opened in 1939. Since then, this airport--now the Albuquerque International Sunport--has been an air transportation hub for the state of New Mexico and for the Southwest United States, now handling more than five million passengers per year. The development of the Sunport as well as the route structure and aircraft of each and every commercial airline that has served Albuquerque is featured.

Best Hikes Near Albuquerque

TWA Flight 260 On the morning of February 19, 1955, TWA Flight 260, bound for Santa Fe, crashed in the Sandia Mountains. That night and the following day, several members of the New Mexico Mountain Club, along with other volunteers, ...

Author: Tanner JD

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 0762793422

Category: Sports & Recreation

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It’s not necessary to travel far from home for a great hike. With these information-packed guides in hand, readers have everything they need for the adventure they seek, from an easy nature walk to a multiday backpacking trip. Each hike includes: location, length, hiking time, level of difficulty, and if dogs can come along. Other features include: Trail finder chart that categorizes each hike (e.g. for particular attractions such as scenic views and if it’s suitable for families with kids) Full-color photos throughout Information on the area’s history, geology, flora, and fauna Full-color maps of each trail

Eerie New Mexico

On February 19, 1955, my first-grade teacher at Lew Wallace Elementary School in Albuquerque, New Mexico, died in a plane crash. Her name was Lois Dean. She was a passenger on TWA Flight 260. Everyone on board died when the airliner hit ...

Author: Ray John de Aragón

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 1467145947

Category: History

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