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Allegheny Airlines / Twin Crashes #2423

ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Jan 07, 1969
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(Studio) Allegheny Airlines flight 737 crashes 10 mile from place Flight 736 crashed 2 weeks ago. Both planes of same make, both trying to land at Bradford, Pennsylvania. Neither plane gave warnings and both crashed around 8:30 P.M.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

(Bradford, Pennsylvania) Latest wreck killed 9, including 2 pilots. Most of the 17 survivors were in tail section. Flight records were unharmed; may show why plane was some 1500 foot below landing altitude. Similar wreck on Christmas Eve, killing 20. Federal officials just finished investigation of previous plane wreck.
REPORTER: John Coleman

(Studio) Numbers crayoned on survivors foreheads for quick identification.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

Coleman, John;
Reynolds, Frank

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