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AIRSHIP DISASTER ON THIS DAY IN 1937

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The airship Hindenburg, the largest dirigible ever built and the
pride of
Nazi Germany, burst into flames upon touching its
mooring mast in Lakehurst,
New Jersey, killing 36 passengers
and crew-members, on May 6, 1937.
 

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HISTORY WAS MADE ON THIS DAY

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MIKE GRACIA

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Patsy Cline (born Virginia Patterson Hensley)
(September 8, 1932 – March 5, 1963)

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Image 1 - Patsy Cline ANTHOLOGY Best Of 75 Songs ESSENTIAL COLLECTION Crazy NEW 3 CD

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PLANE CRASHED INTO POTOMAC RIVER IN 1982

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On January 13, 1982, an Air Florida Boeing 737-222 plunged into
the Potomac River in Washington, D.C., killing 78 people. The
crash, caused by bad weather, took place only two miles from
the
White House.

The Air Florida flight took off from Washington National Airport
in Arlington,
Virginia, with 74 passengers and 5 crew members
on board. The plane had flown into Washington from Miami in
the early afternoon and was supposed to return to Ft. Lauderdale,
Florida, after a short stop.

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HISTORY WAS MADE ON THIS DAY

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CAMILLE BOHANNON

 

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Buster (Joseph Frank) Keaton
(October 4, 1895 – February 1, 1966)

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1926…Filmed in Oregon

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CRASH LANDING MADE ON THIS DAY IN 1978

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United Flight 173 was a scheduled flight from John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York City to Portland International
Airport in Oregon. The jet ran out of fuel while troubleshooting
a landing gear problem and crashed in a suburban neighborhood
east of the city at 157th and Burnside. Ten passengers were killed
and 175 survived.

 

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1978 plane crash into Portland neighborhood killed 10, allowed a prisoner escape -- and haunted pilot - oregonlive.com

 

United Airlines 173 – The Need for CRM | GO FLIGHT MEDICINE

United Airlines Flight 173 crash site in Portland, OR (Google Maps)
The crash site as it looks today.

 

 

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