Grand Canyon National Park in Coconino County, Arizona — The American Mountains (Southwest)
1956 Grand Canyon TWA-United Airlines Aviation Accident Site
Aviation Accident Site
has been designated a
This tragic accident site represents a watershed moment in the modernization of America's airways leading to the establishment of the Federal Aviation Administration and national standards for aviation safety
This site possesses national significance in commemorating the history of the United States of America
Erected 2014 by National Park Service, United States Department of the Interior.
Marker series. This marker is included in the National Historic Landmarks marker series.
Location. 36° 2.652′ N, 111° 49.59′ W. Marker is in Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona, in Coconino County. Marker can be reached from East Rim Drive. Touch for map. Near Desert View Watchtower. Marker is in this post office area: Grand Canyon AZ 86023, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 7 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Tragedy Remembered (within shouting distance of this marker); The Watchtower (within shouting distance of this marker); Tusayan Ruin Trail Tusayan Museum and Ruin (approx. 3.1 miles away); Spanish Discovery (approx. 6.1 miles away); Mining on Horseshoe Mesa (approx. 9.6 miles away); Grandview, 1898 (approx. 9.6 miles away).
Also see . . . Details of the Aviation Accident. (Submitted on March 26, 2015.)
Categories. • Air & Space • Disasters •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 23, 2015. This page has been viewed 410 times since then and 58 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on March 23, 2015. 3. submitted on March 29, 2015. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.