Snow Fall: The Plane Went Down with his Wife, his Kid, and a Secret

Andrew Dubbins for The Daily Beast – September 4, 2017


Tony Mink was an experienced pilot, but as he flew his family to a Rocky Mountain Christmas vacation, he may have cut one corner too many. And then the blizzard hit. 

“Tony, Tony, come around. Something’s lost and can’t be found.”

—Prayer to Saint Anthony

On Friday, Dec. 23, 1983, at 11:45 a.m., a single-engine V-tailed Beechcraft Bonanza rumbled down a runway at Pueblo, Colorado’s municipal airport and took off into a storm.

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