Pan Am Flight 214 Crashed Here on Dec. 8, 1963

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Turnquist (housing development)
Delancey Road and Wheelhouse Drive Cecil County
Elkton, MD 21921
United States
39° 36' 47.7396" N, 75° 47' 30.2892" W


Pan American World Airways Flight 214 crashed here on December 8, 1963, killing all 81 people aboard. At the time, the site was a cornfield. There is a real plaque on the grass island at the entrance to Turnquist. Lightning was the cause. Before this disaster, it was believed that lightning could not affect a plane. I learned of it in today's Philadelphia Inquirer, at p. B1, but there is quite a bit about it on the Web.

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Sat, 12/07/2013 - 14:43

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