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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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Fort Pierce, FL Head On Crash, Aug 1996

CRASH KILLS 6 ON TURNPIKE.  read more »

Shandaken, NY Two Car Collision, Apr 1994

TWO-CAR ACCIDENT KILLS SIX.  read more »

Baltimore, OH Train And Auto Crash, Sep 1994

FREIGHT TRAIN ACCIDENT KILLS FIVE IN A CENTRAL OHIO TOWN.

RAILROAD CROSSING LACKED LIGHTS AND GATES.  read more »

Erwinna, PA Misrigged Civil Air Patrol Schweizer SGS 2-33A Glider Crashes Seriously Injuring the Pilot, May 2013

civil air patrol glider

On May 4th 2013 a Civil Air Patrol Schweizer SGS 2-33A glider, N2045T, was substantially damaged resulting in one serious injury when it impacted trees and terrain, near Erwinna, Pennsylvania.  read more »