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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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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 »

Geneseo, NY Civil Air Patrol Cessna 182T Crashes on Take-off on Cadet Orientation Ride, Jul 2018

Geneseo, NY Civil Air Patrol Cessna 182T Crash

Livingston County Sheriff's deputies say the pilot in the Friday, July 13, 2018 Civil Air Patrol Cessna 182T Sklylane plane crash at the Geneseo Airport remains in the hospital.  read more »

Camp Pendleton, CA Car and Bus Crash, May 1994

FIVE KILLED IN CAMP PENDLETON CRASH.  read more »

Fort Lauderdale, FL Two Vans Collide, Dec 1994

FIVE KIDS, MOM DIE IN CRASH.

A DEFECT IN VANS IS BEING INVESTIGATED IN THE ACCIDENT.  read more »