Ninety-five years ago, a horrific train wreck wiped a Brooklyn street off the map, and changed the city’s subway system forever.
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This Day In Wrecks
1960: Northwest Orient Airlines Flight 710 breaks up mid-flight while over Cannelton, Indiana. All 63 aboard are killed. An investigation determines that aeroelastic flutter caused the wing of the Lockheed Electra to separate from the aircraft, the second such crash in less than a year.
On November 12, 1954 the
Boston and Maine’s Red Wing passenger train was traveling southbound to Boston from Montreal when it entered a curve too fast near Nashua Union Station and jumped the rails. One passenger was killed, a Mary Buckley of Manchester who was taking her 11 year old daughter to a doctors appointment in Boston. 21 others were injured.