On April 8, 1951, a military C-47 transport plane carrying twenty-one airmen crashed near Little Sandy Creek, north of Charleston. Nineteen of the men died immediately, while the other two died later of severe burns.
National Guard Plane Crash at Charleston
"List of Dead and Injured" (National Guard Plane Crash)
"19 Area Airmen Killed as C-47 Crashes Near Kanawha Airport "
"Victims Logged Many Hours Over Fatal Hill"
On This Day in West Virginia History: April