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'The Grand Canyon Is A Graveyard:' Remembering Plane Crash That Changed Flight Safety

Published: Thursday, June 30, 2016 - 5:56pm
Updated: Thursday, June 30, 2016 - 6:08pm
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(Photo by Melissa Sevigny - KNAU)
A view from the South Rim of the Grand Canyon.

Sixty years ago Thursday, the country witnessed what was, at the time, the deadliest commercial air traffic accident in history. And, it happened over the skies of Arizona.
On June 30th, 1956, two flights took off from LA – United Flight 718 and TWA Flight 2 - each heading east. Annette McGivney wrote about the mid-air collision that killed 128 people for  Arizona Highways Magazine.

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