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Plane Collision Over SI -website Ken Tirado KenT My family moved to Staten Island in 1958, when I was a mere toddler. Yet, I remember the tragedy - obviously through the way my parents reacted to it. An interesting side note: until the advent of the "jumbo jet" this accident remained on the books as the worst air disaster in history. I believe the planes collided over Staten Island, and the second jet crashed into a church in Park Slope killing several on the ground. The total death toll was around 120 fatalities.


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