Saturday, July 28, 2012

1945: Plane Crashes Into Empire State Building

It's been largely forgotten by history now, but on this date in 1945 a US Army B-25 bomber crashed in heavy fog into the 79th floor of the Empire State Building, killing the entire crew and 11 people in the building as well.  The crash set off a fierce blaze and rained debris onto the street below.  You can watch a 3 minute newsreel about it from the time on You Tube HERE.

The most recent episode of the PBS series History Detectives, which you can watch on the PBS website HERE, did a segment on a piece of debris from crash which analyzes the event in significant detail.

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