Feb 18, 2011

Vintage radio report on the B-25 bomber that crashed into the Empire State Building in 1945.

In July of 1945, a B-25 bomber crashed into the 79th floor of the Empire State Building as it was flying towards Newark Airport in heavy fog. A total of 14 people died in the incident. This generated some dramatic photojournalistic images (such as the one opening this post, which is a part of the MoMa's collection). 

Below, there is a radio report from Universal Newsreel on the crash. It's the first report on the reel, but if you keep listening you'll hear some vintage sports coverage, including talk of a Brooklyn Dodgers game. It's really interesting stuff. 

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