READY TO ROLL

READY TO ROLL

Friday, December 17, 2010

CAPITAL AIRLINES - 1949


On a foggy evening in 1949, a Capital Airlines DC-3 crashed in the Potomac River as it attempted to land at National Airport from the north. Four people died, including the pilot and co-pilot of Flight 500. Sixteen others survived the Dec. 12 crash. Firefighters on the Virginia side of the river could hear their calls for help. Boats from Bolling Air Force Base in Washington located the wreckage and rescued the victims. The Civil Aeronautics Board concluded "the probable cause of this accident was the stalling of the aircraft."

Thursday, December 09, 2010

VEPCO FIRE - 1960

Aug. 8, 1960
Courtesy of the Falls Church VFD