Midair Collision
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member MNSearchers
N 43° 34.199 W 096° 44.681
14T E 682121 N 4826584
Quick Description: Two airplanes from the Sioux Falls Army Air Force Radio Training Program collided over this marker December 8, 1944.
Location: South Dakota, United States
Date Posted: 5/11/2006 8:49:59 PM
Waymark Code: WMCD3
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member MNSearchers
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Long Description:
The twin engine AT-18 bombers were reconfigured as flying classrooms to give students actual flight training before graduation. A combination of cloudy skies and airplanes painted gray was what was believed to be the reasons for the crash. Witnesses saw a plane come out of a cloud bank at high speed and clip the tail of a 2nd plane. One plane crashed into a student housing killing all 7 people in the plane and 3 people in the building. The other plane managed to make it East of Renner where everyone parachuted off the plane safely before that plane crashed.
Marker Name: Midair Collision

Marker Type: City

Marker Text:
The sign itself is missing.


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