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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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Kirksville, MO Tornado, Apr 1899

Kirksville, MO Tornado, Apr 1899

April 27, 1899, Kirksville, the county seat of Adair County, a city of 7,000 inhabitants, was visited by a tornado, which swept over and through the place about five o’clock in the afternoon, making a  read more »

Anchorage, AK Civil Air Patrol de Havilland DHC-2 (Beaver) Float Plane Noses Over, May 2010

float-equipped de Havilland DHC-2 (Beaver) airplane - N4793C

By NTSB | FAA Aviation Accident Database

PRELIMINARY REPORT  read more »

Carson, CA Two Car Crash Kills Five, Mar 1996

CRASH KILLS 5, CRITICALLY INJURES 1 ON ARTESIA FREEWAY IN CARSON.  read more »

Amite County, MS Truck Crash Kills 5, Jul 1996

AMITE COUNTY TRUCK CRASH KILLS FIVE.

AT LEAST 10 DIE IN WEEKEND TRAFFIC MISHAPS IN THE STATE.

The Associated Press.  read more »