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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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Interstate 80 in Western, NE Van And Semi Crash, Sep 1996


Las Cruces, NM Civil Air Patrol Pilot Is Seriously Injured Totaling a CAP Cessna C172P, Jun 2004

Civil Air Patrol crash at Las Cruces International Airport

On June 9, 2004, at approximately 2110 mountain daylight time, a Cessna C172P, N9474L, operated by the New Mexico Wing of the Civil Air Patrol (CAP), was destroyed when the pilot attempted to make a g  read more »

Chesapeake, VA Beer Drinking Civil Air Patrol Pilot Crashes and Totals CAP Cessna 172 - Two Injured, Feb 1981


Two Civil Air Patrol members were injured Sunday, February 15, 1981 when their CAP Cessna 172 crashed shortly after takeoff from the Hampton Roads airport.  read more »

Clarksville, TN Civil Air Patrol Cessna 182 Crash Lands at Clarksville Regional Airport, May 2018

Civil Air Patrol Cessna 182 at Clarksville Regional Airport

A plane crashed upon landing in Clarksville Sunday afternoon, according to officials.  read more »