Elizabeth, NJ 34 Killed In Another Air Crash, Feb 1952

CASUALTY LIST AT ELIZABETH.

Elizabeth, N. J. (INS) -- Passengers unaccounted for in today's air crash wre listed as follows:
SAMUEL KOTIS.
FAYE KOTIS.
MR. and MRS. H. CLASEN.
M. L. FIELD.
A. B. GELBE.
MISS S. ZARCHIM.
MR. H. FINKELMAN.
MRS. SEYMOUR GRABELSKI.
MR. and MRS. B. LEEVY.
MRS. M.. APUZZO.
MR. D. J. NICHOLS.
HAROLD BROWN.
MRS. STAFFORD, STAFFORD child & STAFFORD infant.
COSTELLO.
CELIA BELL.
MR. D. DIAMOND.
MR. S. CHALFONT.
MR. SI SMITH.
MR. J. A. GURIN.
MR. and MRS. RICHTER.
SWITZ.

Survivors of Air Crash
Elizabeth, N. J. (INS) -- Here is a final list of the 43 survivors presently hospitalized or discharged in the National Airlines DC-6 crash in Elizabeth today.

At Elizabeth General Hospital:
DOROTHY ANDERSEN, 47, West Harperfield, N. Y. -- condition serious.
HAROLD DEFIORE, Linbrook, L. I. -- condition poor.
PRESCILLA DEFIORE, wife -- condition good.
NATHAN H. KARPER, 38, New York City -- condition good.
PATTY CLAUSEN, 5 years, Teaneck, N. J. -- condition good.
Unidentified Man -- condition critical.
MURRAY WINKLER, 53, New York City -- condition fair.
LOUIS BRODEY, 67, Woodmere, L. I. -- condition poor.
DR. JACK M. GARDNER, 32, Miami Beach, Fla. -- condition fair.
DELSIE BORUP, 43, Perth Amboy, N. J. -- condition fair.
HAROLD STAFFORD, South Glens Falls, N. Y. -- condition critical.

Released:
DONALD BORUP, 20, Perth Amboy, N. J.
ARLENE KRUSHENSKI, 17, Perth Amboy, N. J.
SAUL HAMMER, 47, Brooklyn, N. Y.
NANCY TAYLOR, 22, stewardess, Miami.
At Alexian Brother's Hospital:
JOSEPH LEASE -- condition fair.

Discharged:
MRS. F. CONNOR.
JOHN P. SCHAAFF.
R. STEIN.
L. BROWN.
LUCILLE COLLIER.
W. McMANN.
At St. Elizabeth Hospital:
MILDRED JOAN SMITH -- condition fair.
DORRINE GOTTENKER -- critical.
PAULINE BELL -- condition fair.
SARAH ARONWALD -- condition fair.
Father LEONARD GOOD -- condition fair.
MRS. A. H. ROEMER -- condition fair.
MRS. FINKELMAN -- condition critical.
MILDRED MaGEE -- condition fair.
DAVID MaGEE -- condition fair.
DAVID STOKAMER -- condition critical.
SAMUEL HEFFER -- condition critical.
DAVID GOTTLIEB -- condition critical.
Lieut. SEYMOUR GRAVELSKI -- condition critical.
FAY SCOTT -- condition critical.
NINA KATZ -- condition critical.
MARGARET WHITE -- condition fair.
SYLVIA ROTHENBERG -- condition critical.
Unidentified Woman -- condition critical.
CHARLES GRIFFIN -- condition fair.
STEPHEN VENTURINI -- condition fair.

Discharged:
MAURICE RUTHIZER.

Chester Times Pennsylvania 1952-02-11

Comments

Kotis

My great grandparents died on that flight. Their daughter, my grandmother is still alive and in her 90's. She obviously doesn't like to discuss what happened, and I was wondering if anyone had more information on this tragedy. My email is rasklar74@yahoo.com

1952 Elizabeth Plane Crash

Greetings John:

I was also 11 years old at the time of the Salem Ave. crash. The building that was hit is at 652-658 Salem Ave. I checked there recently and a tenet told me there is still a man living there who recalls the crash as a youngster.
I have a copy of an newspaper photo showing a group, (I'm included), signing a petition to close Newark Airport.

Best,
Jim Lowney
(732) 240-0448

60th anniversary

Today is the 60th anniversary of this plane crash. My grandfather was killed on this plane. He is the 4th casualty on the list, M.L. Field. I was not born yet, my mother was 15 years old at the time, I was born almost 8 years later and named after my grandfather (my initials are also M.L. and my hebrew name is the same as his). My mother, who is still alive, still talks about her Dad, she was his first born and they were very close. This tragedy had a tremendous effect on her (as can be imagined).

Elizabeth, NJ air crash, Feb 11,1952

I was eleven years old and was present at the crash site about 6 hours after the incident. I recall the U-shaped apartment bldg. which was set ablaze by the impact. My query is what was the street address of that building. Addresses are not mentioned in the articles that survive. Thank you.

Elizabeth, New Jersey Crash, 1952

According to the Aviation Safety network, the probable cause of this tragedy was the reversal in flight of the no.3 propeller with relatively high power and the subsequent feathering of no.4 propeller resulting in a descent at an altitude too low to effect recovery.