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Oakland Tribune from Oakland, California • Page 17

Oakland Tribunei
Oakland, California
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Oiklind Tfibunf, Sunday, Nor. jl8, 1951 .17 to say: "The plane seemed to go underneath the otheT and to clip the tail off the other. It kept going. didn't watch too close as Two Soldiers Had 'Front Row View7 of Spectacular Collision by Huge Planes A a i j. i was vusy trying iu get oui oi the way.

It looked like it was Two young Army anti-air-, the' other and I remarked to the knew the tail section of the i coming down on top of us. It i 11 utuuiicii wac ivuik iuv un lueu iipnnw mat it inniron nir tnov inuor nisn. enrt rr mirT ntr nn i backsenjoying the sun at Oak- were going to trash. the plane went down in a spinjtook about two ljPs and came land's Municipal Airport yester-j rhen i saw SOme of the 'skin' jover on its back. I saw the ex-( down, nose toward the ground day, and watching two great air- from the stabilizer come off andjPlosion ard I saw the tail section and it exploded upon impact planes in the sky.

come down afterwards. I saw the wjjn tne I'm a matter of seconds the other tail floating 'after- it tail section separate before wards. Suddenly the planes 'crashed, one started going into a spin, and' indolence the service- the tail broke loose and sort of men saw the DC-4 nose over di- drifted off while the plane con- recuy towara inem ana on its back, nose down, and then it hit Ervin Andrew Smiti of-. 445 North Second Street, Richmond, L.OttOn Uinning in toidaheaw: traveHngj State Sets Record along the road was the one that FRESNO, Nov. 17.

UFt A rec- was on top and the other one ord 1 175,000 bales of cotton was i i i i i i TrftiiAM mm long, slow spin Crash before their eyes. David Foreman, 2231 Cecilia Avenue, San Francisco, tells what they saw: "I was over by' Building 19 lying on my back next to this other fellow looking directly up and I saw two planes coming towards me but I kept lying And there were other eyewitness accounts. 1 Milton Kelly, 19, stationkeeper, said: "Somebody said look and I heard a crash crackle sound and I looked up and one plane-it seemed that the engines were stopped started to fall." James Belvel, 17, Army anti- eswttc crossed across me roaa unaer- iianvucu oau tfuauni vauy neath it and4hen, all of a sud-'cotton gins this week, the State den, a second or two, 'skin' fell I Department of Employment re-loose and then tail section fell! ported today, off and the plane came down' Farm Placement Supervisor O. in a slow roll." W. Fahrney said the mark was James I.

Grace, of 104 Norton set despite a shortage of cotton Avenue, Burlingame, had this workers in the harvest. These are the rarviyors of the air crash 2000 feet above the Oakland Airport yesterday. Pictured shortly after they landed their almost tail-less DC-4 at the San Francisco Airport left to right Louis Goldberg. Capi. W.

B. Khmer Jr. and Ralph S. Shope. chief pilot This Is the wrecked tail assembly of the California Eastern Airways' DC-4 which mad an emergency landing at San Francisco Airport yesterday minutes after its collision with an Overseas National Airways plane at Oakland Airport.

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