Air Crash -

Ref: G5236
  • £45.00

The Italian Air Lines DC-6 from Rome to New York tried unsuccessfully to land four times at New York Airport on December 18 1954. On his fifth attempt the pilot crashed into Jamaica Bay, killing all his crew and 22 passengers. Recovered mail received various cachets. This cover from Napoli to New
Kensington PA. has a black two line cachet ‘DAMAGE DUE TO AIR MAIL INTERRUPTION / NEAR N. Y. INT’L AIRPORT DEC 18 1954’. (Sanford Ref. 541218)