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the great teacher inspires." William Arthur Ward

Wednesday, 3 September 2014

Empire Crash

Empire Crash



Saturday, July 28, 1945

On a foggy morning Lt. Colonel William Smith is flying a U.S. Army B-25 bomber through New York City. He's on his way to Newark Airport, but gets lost.

Lt Smith radios La Guardia airport. He asks for a weather report. Because of the poor visibility they advise him to land immediately.

'I think I can make it to Newark,' he says. "But the fog is bad. From where I'm sitting, I can't see the top of the Empire State Building. I'll fly lower to get a better view.'

It's a fatal mistake. As Colonel Smith descends he sees the skyscrapers of Manhattan. He swerves to miss them but he is now heading for the Empire State Building. Again he tries to get the bomber to climb and twist away.

But it's too late.

Lucky Break

At 9.48 an elevator operator is working on the 75th floor of the Empire State Building 1945. It's been a busy morning and he needs a cigarette. He steps out of his elevator for a smoke.

Seconds later Colonel Smith's plane crashed into the 79th floor.

The impact cut the cables of the empty elevator. The operator watched as it crashed to the ground. Inside were two women

Miraculously, the women survived. 14 people died in the crash and the fire that followed.



Did this really happen???

The answer is coming soon . . .



9 comments:

Eduardo Abascal said...

Yes, that happened! It was the B-25 Empire State Crash!

Marina Alfonso said...

That's your guess. Let's see what your classmates say!!! Mmmm ... I'm anxious!

Alicia Kossoy said...

I don't know, may be is just fiction. Let's read the end of the story!

Marina Alfonso said...

Maybe it's just fiction. Who knows?

Carolina Spiridigliozzi said...

I don't know! but i hope that it was fiction, i don't like when people get involved in accidents!

Marina Alfonso said...

Neither do I, Carolina!

Laura said...

Well, honestly, I had no idea whether it was true or not. But google helped me, as it always does...

Marina Alfonso said...

Witty girl!

Anonymous said...

Unfortunately it really happened!
Following what I found in the net, despite the damages and loss of life, the building opened for business on many floor the following day.....
Barbara