Midair Collision

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Brooklyn Midair Collision 50 Years Later

The collision of a United Air Lines DC-8 and a TWA propeller plane left a legacy of improved air safety in its wake after crashing one mile above Park Slope on Dec. 16, 1960.


Rescue boats search the area where a small airplane and helicopter collided over the Hudson River August 8, 2009, near Hoboken, New Jersey. (credit: CBS 2)

NTSB: Controller Partly At Fault In Hudson Crash

The safety panel said the air traffic controller who was engaged in a personal call was partly responsible for a collision last year between a helicopter and a small plane.