Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

60 Years Ago

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

60 Years Ago

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Civil Aeronautic Board investigators yesterday launched their investigation into the worst air disaster in the Pittsburgh district's history.

Twenty-two persons, including five Pittsburgh area residents, died when a Trans World Airlines plane crashed on a small hilltop within sight of Greater Pittsburgh Airport Sunday night.

The plane, bound for Newark, N.J., had just taken off from the airport at 7:30 p. m., with 33 passengers and a crew of three aboard.

CAB investigators, headed by Joseph O. Fluet, chief of the New York region's safety division, started questioning the 14 survivors, including the plane's pilot, Captain Raymond F. McQuaide, 33

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