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Stony Point in Rockland County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Flight 6231

Northwest Airlines Flight 6231

 
 
Flight 6231 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Alexandra Wren, November 7, 2015
1. Flight 6231 Marker
Inscription.  On December 1, 1974 a Northwest Orient Airlines Boeing 727 flying between John F. Kennedy International Airport and Buffalo, NY, encountered atmospheric icing and crashed on this site. Flight 6231 was operating a ferry flight, having been chartered to pick up the Baltimore Colts football team. Three crew members, the only people aboard the aircraft, were killed in the crash. The accident and subsequent federal investigation prompted changes in cockpit design and advancements in commercial pilot training practiced by airlines today.

In Loving Memory
Capt. John B. Lagorio
1st Officer Walter (Jim) A. Zadra
2nd Officer James (Jim) F. Cox

 
Erected 2015 by Historical Society of the Palisades Interstate Park Region; Rockland Road Runners; The Interstate Park Commission and Rockland County.
 
Location. 41° 13.955′ N, 74° 4.979′ W. Marker is in Stony Point, New York, in Rockland County. Marker can be reached from Lake Welch Parkway. Access from camp road off Lake Welch
Site of crash image. Click for full size.
By Scott Salotto, September 25, 2017
2. Site of crash
Parkway. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Stony Point NY 10980, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Ladentown United Methodist Church (approx. 3.4 miles away); Pig Knoll School (approx. 4.4 miles away); Wayne -Washington Lookout (approx. 4.7 miles away); The Appalachian Trail (approx. 4.9 miles away); The Palisades Interstate Parkway Scenic Byway Corridor (approx. 4.9 miles away); James A. Farley Memorial Bridge (approx. 5 miles away); Stony Point Veterans Monument (approx. 5 miles away); a different marker also named Stony Point Veterans Monument (approx. 5 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Stony Point.
 
Regarding Flight 6231. Five organizations have worked together to make the memorial ceremony and plaque possible

The Historical Society of the Palisades Interstate Park Region
The Palisades Interstate Park Commission
The Rockland Road Runners
The County of Rockland
The Historical Society of Rockland County
 
Also see . . .  4 Decades Later. (Submitted on March 31, 2016, by Clare Sheridan of Tappan, New York.)
 
Additional keywords. Aviation; Plane Crash; Pilot
 
Categories. Air & SpaceDisasters
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on May 24, 2019. This page originally submitted on March 30, 2016, by Clare Sheridan of Tappan, New York. This page has been viewed 432 times since then and 56 times this year. Last updated on May 22, 2019, by Carl Gordon Moore Jr. of North East, Maryland. Photos:   1. submitted on March 30, 2016, by Clare Sheridan of Tappan, New York.   2. submitted on September 25, 2017, by Clare Sheridan of Tappan, New York. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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