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A Grand Tragedy

Updated: Aug 21

IN the Flagstaff Citizens cemetery you will find a memorial and mass burial for the victims of a  tragic mid-air collision between two airliners over the Grand Canyon.






All 128 people on board both flights perished in the accident. The remains of the people aboard the Trans World Airlines flight were brought to Flagstaff.





The plaque of those that are buried here





Hillard photo of the graveside service.








https://www.1956gcmidaircollision.com/our-stories

https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/89817193/jack-silvetus-gandy

https://www.atlasobscura.com/places/twa-united-grand-canyon-collision-mass-grave

https://www.ozy.com/true-and-stories/how-a-terrible-plane-crash-over-the-grand-canyon-changed-history/81463/

https://clickamericana.com/topics/events/grand-canyon-air-disaster-united-twa-planes-crash-1956

Twa_3099.pdf

https://digital.shsmo.org/digital/api/collection/twa/id/3099/download

 https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/89817193/jack-silvetus-gandy.

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