Regular price: $19.95

Membership details Membership details
  • A 30-day trial plus your first audiobook, free.
  • 1 credit/month after trial – good for any book, any price.
  • Easy exchanges – swap any book you don’t love.
  • Keep your audiobooks, even if you cancel.
  • After your trial, Audible is just $14.95/month.
Select or Add a new payment method

Buy Now with 1 Credit

By confirming your purchase, you agree to Audible's Conditions of Use and Amazon's Privacy Notice. Taxes where applicable.

Buy Now for $19.95

Pay using card ending in
By confirming your purchase, you agree to Audible's Conditions of Use and Amazon's Privacy Notice. Taxes where applicable.

Add to Library for $0.00

By confirming your purchase, you agree to Audible's Conditions of Use and Amazon's Privacy Notice. Taxes where applicable.

Publisher's Summary

On the evening of December 4, 1978, Rocky Mountain Airways Flight 217 departed Steamboat Springs, Colorado bound for Denver with 22 souls on board. Less than an hour later, the flight was forced down on Buffalo Pass at an altitude of 10,500 feet when it encountered severe icing conditions and downdrafts created by the winds of a mountain wave. The tragic accident triggered one of the most intense search and rescue efforts in Rocky Mountain history.
This true story is told in the words of the courageous passengers and crew - who found themselves struggling to survive the arctic type blizzard conditions with no hope of immediate help - and the heroic search and rescue personnel who risked lives to save lives. Led by an elite Civil Air Patrol unit, with the assistance of other rescue units and civilian volunteers, the search and rescue effort is considered one of the most successful in Civil Air Patrol's history.
©2017 Robert Harrison Jones (P)2017 Robert Harrison Jones
Show More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful
5 out of 5 stars
By ggvan on 04-05-18

Amazing True Story

Spellbinding account of the tragic loss of an airliner in the Rocky Mountains. Occurring n the dead of night and in the middle of one of Winter’s worst snowstorms, this book tells what real life heros are made of. Superbly narrated be Tom Block.

Read More Hide me
2 out of 5 stars
By Amazon Customer on 12-27-17

Terrible narration

Narrator is the worst I've heard on any Audible book. Voice is slurred and sounds almost computerized. This was a good story but difficult to listen to because of the poor quality of narration

Read More Hide me
See all Reviews
© Copyright 1997 - 2018 Audible, Inc