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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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Middleboro, MA Two Civil Air Patrol Pilots Killed When CAP Cessna's Engine Stops, May 1998

On May 25, 1998, David J. LaCroix, 60, of Taunton, and George A. Stedman Jr., 46, of Brockton, both members of the Brockton Civil Air Patrol, were taking part in a four hour C.A.P.  read more »

Cross Mountain TN 3 Civil Air Patrol Members Killed When Their CAP Cessna Crashed on Cross Mountain, Aug 2002

The commander of the local Civil Air Patrol unit was killed Saturday afternoon, August 10, 2002, during a training exercise in the mountainous Anderson County terrain.  read more »

Jackson, MS 3 Civil Air Patrol Officers Killed on Flight To Safety Meeting - Piper PA-32 Crashes Shortly After Takeoff. Nov 2012

Three longtime Civil Air Patrol members were killed on Tuesday after their Piper Cherokee Six crashed in a residential neighborhood shortly after taking off from Hawkins Field Airport (HKS) in Jackson  read more »

LaGrange, GA 3 Die in Plane Crash at Airport Trying to Avoid Civil Air Patrol Tow Plane and Glider, Feb 2014

Three Peachtree City men died when a small plane crashed Saturday afternoon at LaGrange Callaway Airport in LaGrange, GA.  read more »

by Dr. Radut