18 DIE IN AIR EXPLOSION Scattered debris is mute testimony to the mid-air explosion of a Flying Boxcar in which all aboard--18 crewmen and passengers--died as the plane crashed before they could parachute to safety.
LOWER DECK OF GEORGE WASHINGTON BRIDGE OPENS New York's George Washington bridge becomes a double deck span as a new lower level is dedicated and a bust of its designer, Othmar Ammann, is unveiled. The first car to cross the lower level pays a toll.
PLANE CRASH AT LAGUARDIA AIRPORT A plane crashes and flips over while landing at New York's LaGuardia Airport. With the plane already burning stewardesses help free the passengers, hanging upside down by their safety belts, and lead them to safety. Fire fighters sift through the debris. NOTE: Reporter voice-over requires additional clearances.
HYDROFOIL ON VOLGA Russian engineers run a radical craft down the Volga River--no doubt startling the legendary boatman. It runs almost completely out of the water, on hydrofoils, at speeds of 50 m.p.h. Big enough to carry 150 passengers, "The Meteor" is a local sensation. NOTE: Reporter voice-over requires additional clearances.
RETRO MOVIE DEPICTS LUNAR VISITS Vintage movie clip depicts ordinary citzens traveling to the moon. After the spaceship makes a lunar landing, an "astronaut" in a retro spacesuit steps foot on the moon's surface.
PARIS AIR SHOW 1967 At the Paris Air Show, two "firsts": Two U.S. Air Force helicopters make the first non-stop transatlantic flight for a "chopper." The gigantic Douglas DC-8-61, world's largest jetliner, makes its first European appearance.
LONGSHOREMAN'S STRIKE LEAVES DOCKS IDLE The piers at ports from Maine to Texas lay idle during the Longshoreman's strike. Snow piles up on unattended loads. Passenger's on cruise ships arriving at the docks have to handle their own luggage. The ship the Argentina lays idle as the members of the Seaman's Union refuse to cross the picket lines and all ship flying American flags remain docked.
51 SURVIVE PLANE CRASH IN 'MIRACLE' The crash of a Royal Canadian Air Force Transport with 51 aboard misses tragedy by a miracle as only two passengers are injured when the big plane cartwheels, rips off a wing, and bursts into flame.
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