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Grand Canyon Mid-Air Collision, June 1956


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Grand Canyon Mid-Air Collision, June 1956, Arizona, USA

By Frank's MS Flight Sim

 

At 10:31 am, on 30 June 1956, TWA and UAL airliners collided mid-air over the Grand Canyon, Arizona, USA, and crashed into the Canyon. All 128 people on the airliners perished. At the time, it was the worst aircraft accident in the USA. It shocked the nation and the world. It led to the eventual radical improvement in ATC through changed procedures, new technology and more personnel. Hope this video helps us to fly even more safely. Cheers.

 

 

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About Frank's MS Flight Sim

New channel begun in 2021. Visit notable airfields and areas in Microsoft Flight Simulator (MSFS). Themes so far include: WW2; Bush/Mt./Water/Outback strips; “Golden Oldie” strips; heritage/vintage strips; and aircraft accident investigations. More different themes to come. Expect a new video roughly each week. Provides brief, interesting information, often with history, geography, maps, pictures etc, and great places to fly in MSFS. Focus is on interesting content rather than production values.

 

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Frank, another excellent piece of aviation history.

This was a seminal moment for aviation.

The skies are safer today from the lessons learned.

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1 minute ago, PhrogPhlyer said:

Frank, another excellent piece of aviation history.

This was a seminal moment for aviation.

The skies are safer today from the lessons learned.

+1!  Frankly having seen some of the tourist flights there and especially over New York City even in the 60's,, I'm surprised it took so long for that big a disaster to occur!!😬

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