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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 00147086 through 00147092 for all photos in this series. Photograph caption dated March 20, 1957 reads "This is five-man panel that is hearing testimony today in effort to establish cause of Jan. 31 plane crash in Pacoima. From left, standing, are Harmar Denny, John Chamberlain and Ross Newmann. Seated are Thomas McDill, left, presiding officer, and Philip Goldstein." The hearing was held at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel.
1 photographic print : b&w ; 21 x 26 cm.
00147112 Valley Times Collection; HCNVT_d056_f35_i14 http://188.8.131.52/cdm/ref/collection/photos/id/127097
United States--Civil Aeronautics Board Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel (Los Angeles, Calif.) Men--California--Los Angeles Aircraft accidents--Investigation--California--Los Angeles Hotels--California--Hollywood (Los Angeles) Hollywood (Los Angeles, Calif.) Portrait photographs Group portraits