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On January 31, 1957, a Douglas DC-7B transport plane crashed into the school yard of Pacoima Junior High School, 9919 Laurel Canyon Boulevard, after colliding with a Northrop F-89J Scorpion jet trainer plane. Debris was also strewn across the grounds of Terra Bella Elementary School, adjacent to the junior high, and Pacoima Congregational Church, next door to the school. Three students and five airmen died and many more students were injured. The radarman aboard the jet was the only airman who survived. See images 00147115 through 00147134 for all photos in this series. Photograph caption dated January 9, 1959 reads, "Recover from crash - Three boys among most seriously injured in Pacoima Junior High School plane crash two years ago take in ninth grade scenery after their nearly full recovery. From left are Wally McCabe, 14, who was severely burned; Fayrene Beasley, 14; Richard Berger, 14, serious burns and leg injury; Albert Pardo, 14, broken neck and jaw, and Ellen Scherban, 14." See images 00147125 through 00147127 for all photos in this series.
1 photographic print : b&w ; 21 x 26 cm.
00147127 Valley Times Collection; HCNVT_d056_ f35_i29 http://18.104.22.168/cdm/ref/collection/photos/id/126119
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