March 7, 1950 at 9:02 PMDuring 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.
|Placed By||People for Parks, Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Thursday, September 4th, 2014 at 6:42am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||15T E 476775 N 4972855|
|Decimal Degrees||44.90875000, -93.29420000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 44° 54.525', W 93° 17.652'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||44° 54' 31.50" N, 93° 17' 39.12" W|
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|Area Code(s)||612, 952|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 1116-1120 W Minnehaha Pkwy, Minneapolis MN 55419, US|
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