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Cal Poly football airplane crash...

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October 30, 1960

THE DETROIT FREE PRESS, from Detroit, Michigan dated October 30, 1960

* California Polytechnic State University
* Cal Poly
* Football team plane crash (1st report)

This 40+ page newspaper has a nice two line banner headline on the front page:

* 18 in Football Squad Die In Toledo Airliner Crash

with subheads. (see)

Tells of the Cal Poly football team airplane crash.

Other news of the day throughout. A few small binding holes along the spine, otherwise good.

wikipedia notes: The Cal Poly football team plane crash occurred on October 29, 1960, at 22:02 EST, when a twin-engine C-46 propliner, registration N1244N, operated as a domestic charter flight by Arctic Pacific, carrying the California Polytechnic State University football team, crashed on takeoff at the Toledo Express Airport in Toledo, Ohio. The aircraft, a veteran of World War II, broke in two and caught fire on impact. Twenty-two of the forty-eight people on board were killed, including sixteen players, the team’s student manager and a Cal Poly football booster.

Category: The 20th Century