Fog causes plane to strike seawall, killing 89

July 31, 1973 Boston, Massachusetts Delta Airlines Flight 723 crashes, killing all 89 occupants Weather conditions including fog, as well as a controller busy handling a potential collision between 2 other aircrafts, were the main causes for the fatal crash. While attempting to land, Flight 723 struck a seawall which demolished the craft. Two of…

Two children drown while playing at dam

July 27, 1947 Hansen Dam, Los Angeles, California Siblings Patricia and Raymond Thomas accidentally drown during a family picnic trip Patricia (6) and Raymond (9) were allowed by their father, John M. Thomas, to wade in the water after testing the depth. While the children played, the parents and other relatives prepared lunch and called…