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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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Columbia, PA Terrible Trolley Crash, Aug 1896

Aug 9, 1896 WORST TROLLEY WRECK neal Columbia PA

HORROR OF HORRORS.

AN AWFUL TROLLEY SLAUGHTER.

SIX PERSONS KILLED AND OVER THREE-SCORE SERIOUSLY INJURED.

CHICKIES PARK CAR'S FATAL RUN.  read more »

Jersey City, NJ Building Collapse Nov 1890

CRUSHED BY A WALL.

ONE MAN KILLED AND A NUMBER INJURED BY A BUILDING'S COLLAPSE.  read more »

Powell, NE Civil Air Patrol Pilot Dies in Crash of His CAP Plane, Feb 1941

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Powell, NE (AP) — 2Lt Issac Richard Mastin, Civil Air Patrol pilot from the Salina Army Air Base in Kansas was killed Saturday when his CAP plane crashed in a plowed field 1.5 miles South of Powell.  read more »

Boone, IA Two Civil Air Patrol Officers Die in Crash of a Beech A45 Doing Flood Surveillance, Mar 1971

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On March 13th, 1971, Civil Air Patrol Iowa Wing Commander Lt Col Robert A. Graybill was killed in the crash of N9716Z, a Beech A45, during a flight to conduct flood surveillance.  read more »