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AN AIR DISASTER ON THIS DAY IN 1978

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Capt. McBroom was the Pilot of United
Airlines Flight 173. He said he tried to
aim the plane at a dark spot.

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A United Airlines Douglas DC-8 similar to the one involved in the
crash.

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The crash site as it looks today.

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LOCAL CLAYMATION CREATOR DIES AT 70

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Will Vinton (November 17, 1947 – October 4, 2018)

(Portland, Oregon) – Will Vinton, the creator of the beloved Claymation
characters of the 1980s, like the California Raisins and the Domino’s
Pizza Noid, has died. His family announced his death in a Facebook
post Thursday afternoon. They said he battled multiple myeloma, a
cancer in white blood cells, for 12 years. Vinton won an
Oscar for his
work and several
Emmy Awards and Clio Awards for his studio’s work.

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The California Raisins

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IT’S PARADE DAY IN THE ROSE CITY!


Rose Festival Parade, NW corner of 10th & Madison, 1908.


Cadets marching in Portland’s Rose Festival parade, 1911.

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Portland, Oregon Rose Festival Grand Floral Parade in 1954.

(Oregon Historical Society)

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PORTLAND FIRE AND RESCUE STATION 11

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5707 SE 92nd Avenue station in the Lents neighborhood of the city
of Portland, Oregon. It was built in 1928.

    
The 92nd Avenue station as it looks today.

       

       
Engine 11 (advanced life support)

      
      
     

      
 Rescue 11

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FLIGHT 173 DOWN ON THIS DAY IN 1978

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A McDonnell Douglas DC-8 similar to the aircraft that crashed.

United Airlines Flight 173 was a flight from John F. Kennedy International
Airport
in New York City, New York to Portland International Airport in
Portland, Oregon, with a scheduled stop in Denver, Colorado. While the
aircraft was approaching Portland it ran out of fuel and crashed in a
suburban
Portland neighborhood near NE 158th Avenue and East
Burnside Street.

The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) determined the following probable cause: “The failure of the captain (Malburn McBroom) to monitor
properly the aircraft’s fuel state and the crewmember’s advisories regarding
the fuel state. This resulted in fuel exhaustion to all engines. The pilots
inattention resulted from preoccupation with a landing gear malfunction 
and the preparations for a possible landing emergency”.   

 

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McBroom died on October 9, 2004 at
age 77.

The Oregonian front page, 29 December 1978

 
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The crash site as it looks today.

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