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New York City Airliner Disaster

 
 
New York City Airliner Disaster Marker image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, October 30, 2016
1. New York City Airliner Disaster Marker
Inscription.  In memory of those who perished in the sky and on the ground in the mid-air collision of TWA Flight 266 and United Airlines Flight 826 over New York City on December 16, 1960.

The deadliest airline disaster in American history at the time. It claimed 134 victims.

Thirty-nine passengers and five crew members died on TWA Flight 266.

Seventy-seven passengers, seven crew members and six persons on the ground lost their lives in the crash of United Airlines Flight 826.

The TWA airliner fell to the ground in Miller Field on Staten Island.

The United flight crashed at the intersection of Seventh Avenue and Sterling Place in Park Slope in Brooklyn.

The remains of the unidentified victims rest nearby in Lot 38325 Grave 980.

The Green-Wood Historical Fund
December 2010
 
Erected 2010 by The Green-Wood Historical Fund.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Air & SpaceDisasters.
 
Location. 40° 39.272′ N, 73° 59.955′ W. Marker is in Brooklyn, New York, in Kings County. Marker can be reached from Sylvan Avenue. The marker is on Sylvan Avenue near Sylvan Water in Green-Wood Cemetery. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Brooklyn NY 11232, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this
New York City Airliner Disaster Marker image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, October 30, 2016
2. New York City Airliner Disaster Marker
Reverse side
marker. “The Greeter”/John Coleman/George Catlin (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Korean War Irish Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Delaware Regiment (approx. 0.2 miles away); Red Lion Inn (approx. 0.2 miles away); Historic Chapel (approx. ¼ mile away); John Brooks Henderson (approx. 0.3 miles away); William Moir Smith (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Green-Wood Cemetery (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Brooklyn.
 
Also see . . .  Remembering a Disaster's Victims. Green-Wood Cemetery blog (Submitted on November 27, 2018, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.) 
 
New York City Airliner Disaster Marker image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, October 30, 2016
3. New York City Airliner Disaster Marker
The plaque lists the names of all the victims.
United flight wreckage in Park Slope image. Click for full size.
1960
4. United flight wreckage in Park Slope
TWA flight wreckage at Miller Field image. Click for full size.
1960
5. TWA flight wreckage at Miller Field
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 28, 2018. It was originally submitted on November 27, 2018, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. This page has been viewed 139 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on November 27, 2018, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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