Park Slope Plane Crash

The Park Slope Plane Crash, was a mid-air collision between two airliners that occurred over New York City on Friday, December 16, 1960. United Airlines Flight 826,  bound for Idlewild Airport, collided with Trans World Airlines Flight 266, descending into LaGuardia Airport. One plane crashed into Staten Island and the other crashed into Park Slope, Brooklyn, killing all 128 people on both aircraft and six people on the ground. This was the first time a “black box” had been used to provide extensive details in a crash investigation.