Unsolved: Child disappears while walking home from school

December 17, 1979Browning, MontanaMonica Still Smoking (7) disappears after school Still Smoking was last seen by a classmate who reported she may have accepted a ride while walking home from school. An “extensive search effort” was launched to find her and, on December 31, Still Smoking’s uncle found her frozen body in snow on a…

Man fatally injured by a flying lawnmower model airplane

December 9, 1979Queens, New YorkA model airplane in the shape of a lawnmower crashes into a group of spectators, fatally wounding one and seriously injuring another The incident occurred in Shea Stadium during a halftime show. The Electronic Eagles of the Radio Controlled Association of Greater New York had performed during halftime shows in the…