Half Moon Bay, CA Plane Crashes into Kings Mountain, Oct 1953

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October 29 – British Commonwealth Pacific Airlines Flight 304, a Douglas DC-6, crashed into King's Mountain, southeast of Half Moon Bay, California, on its approach to the San Francisco International Airport. The accident killed all 11 passengers, including American pianist William Kapell, and the crew of eight.


Near Woodside, California: Aftermath of air crash on Kings Mountain hillside. Newsreel story.

Kings Mountain, near Woodside, Calif.
Aerial of wreckage on 2000-foot hillside
Crews dragging bodies up mountain on stretchers
from archive.org

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