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Re: 16 Dec 1960 Planes Crash


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Posted by Nate Goldman on Monday, December 19th 2022:

In Reply to: 16 Dec 1960 Planes Crash posted by Rich in Albuquerque on Friday, December 16th 2022:

In 2000, on the 40th anniversary of the DC-8 crashing into Park Slope, the relatives of the victims gathered at 7th Avenue and Sterling Place; the nurse who attended to Stephen Baltz, stated that he was a very brave boy. In 2010, ten years later, on the 50th anniversary, there was a memorial erected at Greenlawn Cemetery with the names of all of the victims, including all of the passengers and crew on both the United DC-8, as well as the TWA Constellation, which crashed into Miller Field on Staten Island. Relatives and family, of the victims were also in attendance. Also, the remains of those who could not be identified, were also interned at Greenlawn Cemetery.
I will never forget the photo appearing on the front page of the NY Daily News, which showed Stephen Baltz lying in the snowbank, and pedestrians gathering near him, trying to help him. With today's modern medicine, in 2022, Stephen might have been saved, as his burns did not kill him, but the pneumonia did.
Unfortunately, the DC-8 and TWA Constellation mid-air collision, is the only one in the history of commercial aviation in the USA, whereby two commercial airliners crashed into each other in the air, over a major metropolitan area.

Reference ID: BK96978



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