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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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Juneau, AK Jet Crash, Sept 1971

Juneau, AK Jet Crash, Sept 1971

107 aboard Alaska jet feared crashed in S. E.

Boeing 727 hours overdue between Juneau, Yakutat.

By The Associated Press  read more »

Southern FL The "Labor Day Hurricane," Sept 1935

Mass Burial of Hurricane Victims

MORE THAN 100 REPORTED DEAD IN STORM.

HURRICANE RECURVES TO LASH WEST COAST WITH FULL VIOLENCE.

ST. PETERSBURG AND TAMPA BEAR BRUNT OF BLOW; PRESIDENT ORDERS ARMY, NAVY AND RED CROSS TO AID.  read more »

Caldwell, OH Airship SHENANDOAH Disaster, Sept 1925

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Wreck of the Shenandoah ---On 2 September 1925, Shenandoah departed Lakehurst on a promotional flight to the Midwest which would include flyovers of 40 cities and visits to state fairs.  read more »

Ardmore, OK Gasoline Explosion, Sept 1915

ARDMORE DISASTER CAUSES DISTRESS  read more »



by Dr. Radut