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Charleston Gazette Headline


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.

Learn more:
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

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