Danville museum to present rare exhibit on fatal airliner crash
Original post made on Dec 31, 2013
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on Dec 31, 2013 at 6:51 am
Actually the plane was a continuation flight from Stockton to San Francisco originating in Reno. The flight was crashed by a suicidal man on board that shot the pilot and co-pilot. Security in 1964 was a far cry from today.
on Dec 31, 2013 at 8:18 pm
I remember that day well. While waiting for the school bus in Diablo many ambulances and fire trucks were going to the site up Diablo Rd on their way to Tassajara Rd.. My grandfather worked with the local mortician Mel Whalen of the Danville Chapel next door to the theater , and they assembled a staging area for recovered parts (nothing larger than a hand)in the upstairs of the Village Theater. Many people first at the crash site of the F-27 Fairchild were trying to pocket scattered silver dollars as witnessed by my grandfather at the crash site.
on Jan 1, 2014 at 2:36 pm
I still remember standing in line at the Village Theater for the Saturday matinee while the trucks arrived with the remains being collected upstairs. Pretty stunning for a child to take.