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The Crash of Flight 307

March 7, 1950 at 9:02 PM

 
 
Northwest Flight 307 Memorial Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kurt Rosselit, June 4, 2012
1. Northwest Flight 307 Memorial Marker
Inscription. During its approach through a blinding snowstorm, NWA Flight 307 clipped its left wing on the flagpole at Ft. Snelling Cemetery. Captain Donald Jones struggled to maintain altitude as he circled around for another attempt. The wing detached completely above the Washburn Water Tower, causing the plane to crash into the Doughty family home directly across from this spot. The resulting explosion and fire destroyed the house and severely damaged two adjacent dwellings. Children Janet and Tommy Doughty, upstairs in bed, were killed along with ten passengers and the three crew members. This memorial is dedicated to the 15 people who lost their lives on that snowy evening.

Joseph V. Breitwieser Robert C. Buhmann Mathilda Debeck Janet Doughty Tommy Doughty Donald B. Eberhart Helen Overlien Hott Donald B. Jones Mary Alice Kennedy William B. Lampert Robert N. Lohn William T. McGinn Dora Nolder Emery E. Oliver Charles H. Pafford
 
Erected 2011 by People for Parks, Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board.
 
Location. 44° 54.525′ N, 93° 17.652′ W. Marker is in Minneapolis, Minnesota, in Hennepin County. Marker is on Minehaha Parkway west of South Dupont Avenue, on the left when traveling
The Crash of Flight 307 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Donna Johnson, June 12, 2012
2. The Crash of Flight 307 Marker
west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1114 West Minnehaha Parkway, Minneapolis MN 55419, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. PFC. Jimmy Berray (approx. one mile away); Geology of Minnesota (approx. 1.5 miles away); Harriet Bandshells / Our Park Legacy (approx. 1.5 miles away); Como–Harriet Streetcar Line (approx. 1.5 miles away); First School House (approx. 1.5 miles away); World War Memorial (approx. 2 miles away); The Honoring All Veterans Memorial (approx. 2.1 miles away); The First Flag Raised Over Iwo Jima (approx. 2.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Minneapolis.
 
Categories. Air & SpaceDisasters
 
The Crash of Flight 307 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Donna Johnson, June 12, 2012
3. The Crash of Flight 307 Marker
The Crash of Flight 307 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Donna Johnson, June 12, 2012
4. The Crash of Flight 307 Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 5, 2012, by Kurt Rosselit of Minneapolis, Minnesota. This page has been viewed 1,049 times since then and 109 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on June 5, 2012, by Kurt Rosselit of Minneapolis, Minnesota.   2, 3, 4. submitted on June 13, 2012, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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