Episode 146: 1960 New York Mid-Air Collision

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On a quiet December morning in 1960, the streets of New York city turned from festive cheer to chaos when an aviation disaster played out in the skies above. In this week's episode of Take to the Sky: the Air Disaster Podcast, Stephanie shares the story of two planes headed to two different airports and the tragic chain of events that brought them to the same place at the same time.

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Rubble at the corner of Sterling and Seventh Avenue in Brooklyn. Source: Brooklyn Public Library

Crews fight the Park Slope fire. Source: New York Times

The crash site of TWA Flight 266, in Miller Field, Staten Island. Source: Wikipedia

The crash site of United Airlines Flight 826, in Park Slope, Brooklyn. Source: Wikipedia