Capt. Epps

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Capt. Epps - other Ice Predicted After leaving Boise, the...
other Ice Predicted After leaving Boise, the ship landed at Pueblo, Colo., to refuel. The crew received detailed weather reports of icing conditions prevail- was ing along the proposed route, i l h e plane took off at 5 p. Thi 1 first report of icing came as it flew over Dalhart, Tex., at 7:16 . m., CST and Epps asked per mis5ion of the Federal Aviation Agency radio control operator at Trinidad, Colo, for authority to rop from 9,000 feet to 7,000 feet. From that point on there were requent contacts between Epps nd ground control points. He told f continued icing and subsequently was given authority to let the )lane down to even lower altitudes n an effort to escape the icing conditions. During the last hour of the four- lour flight from Pueblo, when il was obvious the plane was in des- Foreign erate circumstances, San Antonio airport officials arranged for run vay lights lo be turned on at the Cerrville airport, operated oy Vans-Texas Airways. The board, in summarizing facts Brought out in its investigation said at (he time of the acciden he crew of the plane had been m continuous duly for more than 10 hours. About 32 hours had been n flight, during which the aircraf ad been flown from McGuirc Ail ? orce Base, N. J., to Dalls am hen fo Boise to pick up the men. Company Paid By Mile

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  1. Idaho State Journal,
  2. 25 Nov 1959, Wed,
  3. Page 14

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