United Airlines Flight 585 Crashes Killing All Souls On Board (3/3/1991)

United Airlines Flight 585 was a scheduled American domestic passenger en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Airline flight from the now-decommissioned en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stapleton_International_Airport in en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Denver,_Colorado to en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Colorado_Springs_Municipal_Airport inhttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Colorado_Springs,_Colorado.

On March 3, 1991, the en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boeing_737-200, registered N999UA, and previously registered as N7356F when it was a en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frontier_Airlinesaircraft, carrying 20 passengers plus a flight crew of 5 crashed while on final approach to runway 35 at the Colorado Springs airport. There were no survivors.

The flight crew consisted of Captain Harold Green, 52, en.wikipedia.org/wiki/First_Officer_(civil_aviation)Patricia Eidson, 42, and Flight Attendants Lisa Church, Anita Lucero, and Monica Smiley. The captain, who had almost 10,000 flight hours, was regarded by colleagues as a conservative pilot who always followed standard operating procedures. The first officer had accumulated almost 4,000 flight hours and Captain Green considered her to be a very competent pilot.

Flight 585 left Peoria for Colorado Springs, with intermediate stops at Moline, Illinois and Denver, Colorado. The aircraft took off from Denver at 09:23 for the last segment of the flight, estimating Colorado Springs at 09:42. The aircraft was cleared for a visual approach to runway 35, at 09:43. The aircraft then suddenly rolled to the right and pitched nose down. The crew tried to initiate a go-around by selecting 15-degree flaps and an increase in thrust. The altitude decreased rapidly and acceleration increased to over 4G until the aircraft crashed into nearby en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Security-Widefield,_Colorado, less than four miles from the runway threshold, at a speed of 245 mph.