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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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Gadsden, AL Civil Air Patrol Cessna 172 Collides With Airliner, 2 CAPers Die, Apr 1990

On April 9, 1990, Atlantic Southeast Airlines flight 2254 from Muscle Shoals, Alabama to Gadsden, Alabama to Atlanta, Georgia was involved in a mid-air collision with a Civil Air Patrol Cessna 172 ove  read more »

Elkton, MD Lightning Explodes Air Liner, Dec 1963

82 DIE IN JETLINER CRASH.

AERIAL BLAST BURSTS PLANE DURING STORM.  read more »

Halifax, NS Disaster, Dec 1917

View Of The Harbor

MANY ARE DEAD IN HALIFAX EXPLOSION.

MUNITION SHIP BLOWS UP; MANY HUNDREDS KILLED; THOUSANDS ARE INJURED.  read more »



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