READY TO ROLL AT PATERSON RIVERSIDE STATION - PHOTO BY DR. THOMAS DAYSPRING

READY TO ROLL AT PATERSON RIVERSIDE STATION - PHOTO BY DR. THOMAS DAYSPRING

Thursday, February 26, 2015

ELIZABETH



The City of Elizabeth was the scene of three deadly commercial airline accidents from December 1951 to February 1952.

A total of 119 people died; most aboard aircraft, some on the ground.

The third accident led to a four-month closure of Newark Airport, where the flights originated.


This  elizabethnjfire.com photo shows firemen at site of Dec. 16, 1951 crash of Miami Airlines flight that killed all 56 people aboard.