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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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Olathe, KS Head On Auto Collision, Apr 1955

KANSAS AUTO CRASH KILLS SIX PERSONS.

TWO AUTOMOBILES ONE LOADED WITH BASEBALL FANS COLLIDE HEAD-ON; LONE WOMAN SURVIVES.  read more »

Smithfield, VA Two Trucks And Auto Crash, May 1955

FIVE PERSONS DIE IN CRASH.

Smithfield, Va. (UP) - Five members of two families died in a blazing pile-up of two trucks and a car at a highway construction job near Smithfield Wednesday night.  read more »

Coalinga, CA Chartered DC-3 Airliner Crashes, Jan 1948

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32 KILLED IN FRESNO AIR CRASH.

28 MEXICANS BEING DEPORTED MEET DEATH.

DC-3 AIRLINER LOSES WING, CRASHES, BURNS ON WAY SOUTH.  read more »

Barstow, CA Test Pilots Die in Air Crash, Jan 1958

Test Pilots Die in Fiery Crash Jan 1958

Two Douglas Test Pilots Die in Crash  read more »