Piatt Street Plane Crash

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5:00 am
Thu January 16, 2014

Memorial Set For 49th Anniversary Of Piatt Street Plane Crash

A black granite monument erected in 2007 with names of the victims lost in the Piatt Street Plane Crash
Carla Eckels

A memorial service commemorating the 49th anniversary of the Piatt Street Plane Crash will take place Thursday afternoon at Piatt Park in Wichita.

The service will begin at 1pm at the corner of 20th and Piatt Street and a documentary about the crash will air on KPTS on Thursday at 8pm.

On January 16 1965, a Boeing fuel tanker filled with 31 thousand gallons of jet fuel, took off from McConnell Air Force Base and nose-dived into the northeast Wichita neighborhood.

All of the seven crew members and 23 residents on the ground were killed.

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