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Tragedy In The Sky

1951 Catt. County Crash Helped Shape Future Of Airline Industry

January 14, 2012
By Timothy W. Lake - Special To The Post-Journal , The Post-Journal

Stewardess Pearl Ruth Moon shot a final glance at the children on her flight before pushing toward her own seat and the hope of safety. She had taken a chance by getting up to secure the children. They had been sleeping but now appeared to be the most terrified as Continental Charters Flight 44-2 shook violently at low altitude just 38 minutes into its late night trip from Pittsburgh, Pa., to Buffalo, N.Y.

 
 
 

 

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