• Short Summary

    THIS WHAT HAPPENED AT LINDENHURST, LONG ISLAND, LAST NIGHT.....WHEN A TWO-ENGINE AIR FORCE C-123....A TROOP?

  • Description

    THIS WHAT HAPPENED AT LINDENHURST, LONG ISLAND, LAST NIGHT.....WHEN A TWO-ENGINE AIR FORCE C-123....A TROOP CARRIER....WITH SEVEN PERSONS ABOARD....CRASH LANDED ON THE SOUTHERN STATE PARKWAY. ONE MAN DIED....HE WAS A CIVILIAN MOTORIST....THREE AIR FORCE PEOPLE....AND...TWO WOMEN MOTORIST....WERE SLIGHTLY INJURED.

    THE PLANE WAS EN-ROUTE FROM BRADLEY FIELD (CQ) NEAR WINDSOR LOCKS, CONNECTICUT (CQ)...TO MITCHELL FIELD (CQ), IN HEMPSTAD (Long Island)....THE PLANE RAN OUT OF GAS....AS THE PILOT WAS TRYING FOR AN EMERGENCY LANDING AT ZAHN'S (CQ) AIRPORT ABOUT A HALF MILE SOUTH OF THE AIRPORT IN AMITYVILLE. THE BIG SHIP....HIT THE HIGHWAY....STRUCK ONE CAR AS IT SKIDDED ALONG THE POUR LANE ROADWAY....IT CAME TO AN UNDERPASS ONLY FIFTY FEET WIDE....THE C-123 IS 119 FEET WIDE....GOING THRU THE UNDERPASS...IT LOST BOTH WINGS - ITS TAIL SECTION - AND ONE ENGINE...STRUCK A CAR AS IT WENT THRU. THE PLANE'S MOMENTUM...CARRIED ALONG....IT HIT ONE MORE CAR BEFORE COMING TO A STOP. THE SEVEN MEN INSIDE SCRAMBLED OUR A SIDE DOOR OF THE STRIPPED FUSELAGE AS THE REMAINING ENGINE BURST INTO FLAMES.

    HARRY T. SCHNEIDER (CQ), A MOTORIST OF WEST SLIP, NEW YORK, SUFFERED FATAL HEAD INJURIES WHEN HIS CAR WAS STRUCK BY THE PLANE. IN LANDING ON THE PARKWAY.... THE PILOT MANAGED TO AVOID A HEAVY CONCENTRATION OF HOME ON EITHER SIDE OF THE BUSY ROAD. THIS PLANE IS THE SAME TYPE C-123 RECENTLY GROUNDED BECAUSE OF A DEFECT IN THE FUEL SYSTEM....THE GROUNDING ORDERED BECAUSE OF A C-123 CRASH IN IDAHO LAST WEEK. CIVIL AND MILITARY TEAMS WILL INVESTIGATE THE CRASH. A SHORT TIME AGO....WORKERS WERE STILL TRYING TO CLEAR THE ROADWAY FOR EARLY MORNING RUSH HOUR TRAFFIC. DURING THE NIGHT....MOTORISTS WERE FORCED TO DETOUCH. ABOUT A QUARTER OF A MILE AROUND THE WRECK....AT THE WELIWOOD AVENUE OVERPASS.

    SKIDDING HUNDREDS OF FEET ALONG THE HEAVILY TRAVELLED SOUTHERN STATE PARKWAY....AND SOMEHOW, THE PLANE HIT ONLY THREE CARS....ONE DEATH, IN AN ACCIDENT, THAT COULD HAVE BROUGHT WHOLESALE TRAGEDY.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAEZFU31H2EHP6QHD1TGLODOBL4
    Media URN:
    VLVAEZFU31H2EHP6QHD1TGLODOBL4
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    16/10/1958
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:04:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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