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1972 Sacramento Canadair Sabre Accident Memorial

 
 
1972 Sacramento Canadair Sabre Accident Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, December 10, 2020
1. 1972 Sacramento Canadair Sabre Accident Memorial
Inscription.  
"Believe with the heart of a child; find courage, comfort, and strength there."
- Kerri Francis McCluskey, Kristi's Twin Sister

In loving memory of the children

Kristin "Kristi” Dawn Francis · Elaine June Jugum · Nancy Teresa Keys · Sally Ann Keys · Brandon Warren Krier · Jennifer Ann Krier · Gregory Gene Martin · Jeanene Louise Martin · Shawn Anthony Martin · Gary Wayne Nash · Jeffrey Allen Nash · Nancy Ann Rodriguez

In loving memory of the adults

Joan Southwick Bacci · Billie Gertrude Irwin · Louis "Bud” Jugum · Sandra Ann Creasey Krier · Warren Krier · Gene Wilson LaVine · Margaret May LaVine · Sue Martin · Anthony Lloyd Martin · Ellen Warram · Leon Warram

At this site, on September 24, 1972, a vintage Korean War jet attempting to take off from Sacramento's Executive Airport crashed into a crowded Farrell's Ice Cream Parlor killing twelve children and eleven adults, as well as injuring many others. At that time this tragedy was the worst air-ground disaster in our country's history. This memorial is dedicated to all of the victims.

1972 Sacramento Canadair Sabre Accident Memorial - wide view image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, December 10, 2020
2. 1972 Sacramento Canadair Sabre Accident Memorial - wide view
The memorial is sited at the spot where the ice cream parlor was located.

 
Erected 2003.
 
Topics. This historical marker memorial is listed in these topic lists: Air & SpaceDisasters.
 
Location. 38° 31.279′ N, 121° 29.936′ W. Marker is in Sacramento, California, in Sacramento County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Freeport Boulevard and 35th Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 5770 Freeport Boulevard, Sacramento CA 95822, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Sacramento County WW I Veterans Memorial (approx. 1.1 miles away); Camp Union Sutterville (approx. 1.2 miles away); Spencer Hoofed Animal Complex (approx. 1.2 miles away); Sutterville Brewery (approx. 1.2 miles away); Memorial Grove (approx. 1.4 miles away); 4th Avenue / Wayne Hultgren Light Rail Station (approx. 2.2 miles away); The Maine Memorial (approx. 2.7 miles away); James Logan Butler (approx. 2.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Sacramento.
 
More about this memorial. The memorial is not really visible from the street, as it is located in a sort of alcove and only readily visible when one is already in the parking lot in front.
 
Also see . . .
1. 1972 Sacramento Canadair Sabre accident (Wikipedia). "On September 24, 1972, a privately owned Canadair Sabre Mk. 5 jet, piloted by Richard Bingham, failed to take off while leaving the "Golden West Sport Aviation Air Show" at Sacramento Executive Airport in Sacramento, California, United States. The airplane
Memorial fountain image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, December 10, 2020
3. Memorial fountain
Just a few steps from the plaque is a memorial fountain with the names of the victims inscribed thereupon.
crashed into a Farrell's Ice Cream Parlor. Twenty-two people died and twenty-eight were injured." (Submitted on December 12, 2020.) 

2. Somber event recalls Farrell's jet-crash disaster (Sacramento Bee, Sept. 24, 2012). (Submitted on December 12, 2020.)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 12, 2020. It was originally submitted on December 12, 2020, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 39 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on December 12, 2020, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.
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