The Crash of Flight 307

The Crash of Flight 307 (HM11X0)

Location: Minneapolis, MN 55419 Hennepin County
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Country: United States of America
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N 44° 54.525', W 93° 17.652'

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March 7, 1950 at 9:02 PM

During its approach through a blinding snowstorm, NWA Flight 307 clipped its left wing on the flagpole at Ft. Snelling Cemetery. Captain Donald Jones struggled to maintain altitude as he circled around for another attempt. The wing detached completely above the Washburn Water Tower, causing the plane to crash into the Doughty family home directly across from this spot. The resulting explosion and fire destroyed the house and severely damaged two adjacent dwellings. Children Janet and Tommy Doughty, upstairs in bed, were killed along with ten passengers and the three crew members. This memorial is dedicated to the 15 people who lost their lives on that snowy evening.

Joseph V. Breitwieser · Robert C. Buhmann · Mathilda Debeck · Janet Doughty · Tommy Doughty · Donald B. Eberhart · Helen Overlien Hott · Donald B. Jones · Mary Alice Kennedy · William B. Lampert · Robert N. Lohn · William T. McGinn · Dora Nolder · Emery E. Oliver · Charles H. Pafford
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HM NumberHM11X0
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Year Placed2011
Placed ByPeople for Parks, Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, September 4th, 2014 at 6:42am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)15T E 476775 N 4972855
Decimal Degrees44.90875000, -93.29420000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 44° 54.525', W 93° 17.652'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds44° 54' 31.50" N, 93° 17' 39.12" W
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Area Code(s)612, 952
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1116-1120 W Minnehaha Pkwy, Minneapolis MN 55419, US
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