Air Crash - Chicago IL

Ref: G5262
  • £45.00

1972 CHICAGO IL. On December 8 1972, the United airlines flight from Washington to Omaha Nebraska crashed when attempting a landing at Midway Airport, but came in too low and crashed into several houses (causing immense damage), caught fire and burned. A two line explanatory cachet was applied to the damaged mail ‘DAMAGED IN HANDLING IN / THE POSTAL SERVICE’. (Sanford Ref. 721208)