The word "miracle" is thrown around a lot.
But it seems like the right word to use about the crash of Rocky Mountain Airways flight 217.
In December, 1978, a passenger plane with 22 people on board left Steamboat Springs for Denver. It went down in a blinding blizzard on Buffalo Pass roughly an hour after take-off.
Two people died.
The crash, and the monumental rescue that followed, are the subject of a new book, "Miracle on Buffalo Pass: Rocky Mountain Airways Flight 217."
Author Harrison Jones and flight 217 first officer, Gary Richard Coleman spoke with Colorado Matters Host Ryan Warner.