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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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Los Pinos Pass, CO Two Civil Air Patrol Officers Killed on a CAP Search Mission, Jun 1977

While engaged in an Air Force authorized mission reopened to continue the search for a light aircraft with three persons on board, missing since December 1976, Colorado CAP members George LaFountain o  read more »

Monroe, LA Two Civil Air Patrol Officers Killed in a Crash of a CAP Cessna 182 on a Training Mission, Jan 2005


The following details have been made public on the January 10th 2005 crash of N9474E a Louisiana Wing Civil Air Patrol Cessna 182 Skylane.  read more »

Edgewater, MD Civil Air Patrol Pilot Runs Plane Off Runway, Sept 2020


EDGEWATER, MD (WJZ) — A small plane [Civil Air Patrol C-172R, N991CP] ran off the runway of Lee Airport in Edgewater on September 17, 2020.  read more »

Drake, ND Train Wreck, Dec 1909

Drake, North Dakota Train Wreck, Dec 17, 1909


Engines Completely Demolished and Crew Sustained Injuries.

Herald Special Service.  read more »