• Short Summary

    A regularly-scheduled Los Angeles Airways Sikorsky helicopter flying from Disneyland, California, to Los Angeles International Airport disintegrated in flight last night (May 22) and crashed in a cow corral.

  • Description

    A regularly-scheduled Los Angeles Airways Sikorsky helicopter flying from Disneyland, California, to Los Angeles International Airport disintegrated in flight last night (May 22) and crashed in a cow corral. All twenty-three persons aboard were killed.

    Investigators collected debris and bodies strewn over an area of one half mile in Paramount, California.

    A federal Aviation spokesman said the helicopter crash was the worst in the history of Western states in terms of lives lost.

    The twin-engine Sikorsky was ferrying twenty passengers and three crewmen from the Anaheim Airport, two blocks from the Disneyland complex, to International Airport when it "seemed to come apart in mid-air," according to witnesses.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVACONHJ0ZS0USYMBAM618DCUPO7
    Media URN:
    VLVACONHJ0ZS0USYMBAM618DCUPO7
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    23/05/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:00:56:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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