grandcanyon crash

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grandcanyon crash - Daily Sitka Sem»i« i Four a Arrowhead Press...
Daily Sitka Sem»i« i Four a Arrowhead Press Thursday, July 5, 1956 Further evidence of collision found at crash scene GRAND CANYON. Ariz '.·?) An aimy helicopter crew today- recovered what appeared to be further evidence that two big airliners collided before crashing into the Grand Canyon, kill ing all 128 aboard. The 'copter flew out of the canyon with a piece of cowling from the wreckage of a United Air Lines DC7. Brought out with the cowling was another piece of metal bear ing a red stripe which Trans World Airlines officials said was similar to a stripe on their ' s-uperconstellations. -Ma.n wreckage of the DC" and a Superconsteilation which went down_ persumably at the same time June 30 was located Sunday less than- a mile apart. The cowling and the other piece of metal were separate when they arrived at Grand Canyon airport. But Justin Bo-.versock. aviation editor of the Kansas City- Star, told other reporters that he had seen them wedged together. Previously, an air force offic- ar had reported rhe finding of "positive" evidence of a collision. Capt. Byrd Ryiand, head of an air search and rescue team from March AFB Calif., saiid this evidence was blue paint found smeared on part of tine TWA wreckage. The United plans was painted blue on its nose but laboratory tests are awaited to determine if the smears actuallv came from the DC7. .Meanwhile, progress was being made toward recovery of remains of DC7 victims. Army helicopers dropped two mountain climbers, L. David Lewis of Denver and Raymond Batson of Boulder, Colo., atop a butte on which the main ckage is scattered. Ths climbers were put off about 50 feet from the wreckage and began trying to reach it. They hoped to drop popes to cEmbers below, who have been trying to scale the buWe where the DC7 crashed. Little change in nation's weather today by The Associated Press t The nation's weather showed little change today, show- ! ery in wide areas from the Rockies to the Atlantic coast and mostly clear in far wes- i tern sections. There was little change temperatures. More hot humid weather was the and out- look for most southern areas, j It was a little warmer west the continental divide and some cooling was reported over the Great Lakes region eastward through New England. Thundershowers spread yesterday over the mid-Atlantic coast states and westward thru the Ohio valley, mild-Mississippi valley and the central plains. Rainfall amounts in most places were light. Heavy showers fell along bhe east gulf coast, with more than one 1 inch in sections of Louisiana, Alabama and Florida. In the west, rain was confined to Washington and along

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  1. Daily Sitka Sentinel,
  2. 05 Jul 1956, Thu,
  3. Page 4

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