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Air travel is, statistically, the very safest form of transport but it wasn’t always that way. Imagine living in Elizabeth, a suburb near New York’s Newark airport in 1951 when, within a period of only 3 months, aircraft began raining from the sky onto your neighborhood.
The crash site of Flight 1678M.
An American Airways Convair CV240.
A National Airways CD6.
The City of Elizabeth today.
Images under Creative Commons licence, US Gov Bureau of Aircraft Accidents, Dagrecco, Jon Proctor, Bill Larkins.