Elizabeth, NJ, Plane Crash

Tuesday, January 22, 1952

This episode is from the WNYC archives. It may contain language which is no longer politically or socially appropriate.

Three segments regarding a plane crash in Elizabeth, NJ.

First segment: Breaking news on-the-scene coverage from Bob Everett of WPOE, New Jersey. Detailed information on the death and destruction, rescue efforts. The plane landed on the house and exploded. The house and others nearby caught fire. The second such event in six weeks.

Second segment: A principal of a nearby school who saw the plane crash as it happened, describing the scene as she sees it from her window. The house which collapsed is still in flames.

Third segment: On-the-scene coverage later in the afternoon from Batton High School. The plane is completely demolished. The house is rubble, and there is smoke in the air. A nearby candy store, which was filled with children (none of the children were harmed). Firefighters are working to put out flames. Description of the nearby houses. Interview with an eyewitness (audio ends abruptly).

Audio courtesy of the NYC Municipal Archives WNYC Collection

WNYC archives id: 69475
Municipal archives id: LT492


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karen (wade) johnson from rosendale, ny

i was born jan. 24, 1952, my mom and dad told me about this many times....this was 2 days before i was born at st. elizabeth's hosp....

Jan. 26 2015 04:48 PM

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