On this day 49 years ago, two planes collided in midair above Staten Island — causing the United Airlines flight to crash into a Park Slope intersection (7th Avenue and Sterling Street) and a TWA aircraft's wreckage to land in Miller Field on Staten Island. The crash killed 134 passengers as well as 6 people on the ground — one young boy survived the crash, but died at the NY Methodist hospital the next day. The Bowery Boys note there are still scars to be seen on Sterling Place, and more images of the aftermath can be seen at the Brooklyn Public LIbrary.
Flashback: Park Slope Plane Crash
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