by Emmett “Paul Harvey, RIP” Smith
In posting ones ongoing research lies the gift of…welcome contributions by other workers!
On 23 March 2009, I published in these online pp the following write-up on a couple of air-crashes in South Minneapolis that figure strongly in my childhood memories of the 1950s, there:
On Saturday, 15 January 2011, a commentor called “Givanchy” posted the following comment:
“Below you will find a chronological history detailing most of the events mentioned above, in addition you will find aircraft crashes in the Minneapolis area from 1920s to present day.”
All I can say, Givanchy, is thank you! and a tip of the wookean lid to thee!
This chronologically laid-out table of references following a Google reference-matrix is interesting to an archival researcher such as myself, because it does give much access to different aspects of aviation disaster-history in the metro, over much of the past ninety years. It covers a gamut, with references to 1920s air racer “Speed” Holman, the April, 1979, fall for thousands of feet of a fully-laden passenger airliner before the pilot could recover stable flight, and the 1950s crashes looked into by me. There are leads to many other air disaster and near-disaster stories, too.
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[17 January 2011]