New York City, NY Airliner Oxygen Explosion, June 1972


New York (AP) -- Two American Airlines stewardesses were seriously injured and a captain was hurt Saturday night when an oxygen bottle exploded aboard a 747 jet at LaGuardia Airport as the crew treated two passengers for nausea, a spokesman for the airlines said.
The plane had just landed after a trip from Nashville, Tenn., and other passengers had deplaned, the spokesman said.
The stewardesses, DONNA POWERS and LINDA CARR, both based in Nashville, were treated at Elmhurst General Hospital and transferred to St. Luke's Hospital in Manhattan where their conditions were listed as fair.
The captain and the two passengers were treated at Elmhurst General and released.

Independent Press-Telegram Long Beach California