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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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Coalinga, CA Chartered DC-3 Airliner Crashes, Jan 1948

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32 KILLED IN FRESNO AIR CRASH.

28 MEXICANS BEING DEPORTED MEET DEATH.

DC-3 AIRLINER LOSES WING, CRASHES, BURNS ON WAY SOUTH.  read more »

Barstow, CA Test Pilots Die in Air Crash, Jan 1958

Test Pilots Die in Fiery Crash Jan 1958

Two Douglas Test Pilots Die in Crash  read more »

Point Mogu, CA area Alaska Airlines Jet Crash, Jan 2000

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ALASKA AIRLINES JETLINER CRASHES AT SEA; 88 KILLED.  read more »

Cape Kennedy, FL Apollo 1 Astronauts Killed During Test, Jan 1967

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THREE ASTRONAUTS KILLED -- BOARD WILL PROBE CAUSE OF TRAGEDY.  read more »