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What You'll Find Here.  Newspaper articles about Train Wrecks, Fires, Floods, Shipwrecks, Plane Crashes, Accidents and other disasters.  Most of these articles list the dead and injured or missing. Use the Search Box to search for your ancestors or Browse the articles by type of disaster, state or year.

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Manville, NJ Civil Air Patrol Cessna 172N Clips Tree and Flips on Landing, Nov 2020

CAP Plane after crash

A small single-engine plane being used for a flight lesson hit a tree on landing and flipped over onto its roof at Central Jersey Airport Tuesday afternoon, November 24, 2020 in the second crash at th  read more »

Pacoima, CA Civil Air Patrol Cessna 182T Aircraft Crashes Just Short of Whiteman Airport Killing CAP Pilot, Nov 2020

california civil air patrol crash

A Civil Air Patrol airplane crashed into a neighborhood just short of Whiteman Airport in Pacoima on Thursday, Nov. 12, 2020, killing the pilot and setting several cars ablaze.  read more »

Los Pinos Pass, CO Two Civil Air Patrol Officers Killed on a CAP Search Mission, Jun 1977

While engaged in an Air Force authorized mission reopened to continue the search for a light aircraft with three persons on board, missing since December 1976, Colorado CAP members George LaFountain o  read more »

Monroe, LA Two Civil Air Patrol Officers Killed in a Crash of a CAP Cessna 182 on a Training Mission, Jan 2005


The following details have been made public on the January 10th 2005 crash of N9474E a Louisiana Wing Civil Air Patrol Cessna 182 Skylane.  read more »