May 30, 2009

May 30, 1947: Eastern Airlines Flight 605 Crashes Near Port Deposit

(WoCCP) - Sixty-two years ago on a gorgeous Memorial Day, a DC-4 with 53-people on board suddenly plunged from the sky into a thick woods outside Port Deposit, MD. With about an hour of daylight remaining Eastern Airlines Flight 605 departed La Guardia on time for its scheduled trip to Miami. As the southbound craft neared the Susquehanna River, Bainbridge and Port Deposit coming into view, everything seemed perfectly normal on this serene afternoon. Continued

Photo: "The Douglas C-54 is the military version of the commerical transport DC-4 used by the airline companies." (Library of Congress)