Air Crash - Washington U.S.A.

Ref: G5228
  • £75.00

WASHINGTON U.S.A. On November 1 1949 the Eastern Airlines flight from Boston to Houston crashed after colliding with a Bolivian fighter plane at an altitude of 100 feet near Washington National Airport. 55 people were killed. Part of the mail was recovered and forwarded with a three line cachet ‘DAMAGED IN / PLANE CRASH / WASHINGTON D.C.’ This cover was posted in Somerville MASS. On OCT 31.