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Hi Guys,
      Knowing some of you are big fans of prop liners, here's a question:  I found a crash report online for a Martin 4-0-4 which crashed in May 1970 in Atlanta.  It came down on one of our main highways--one which I travel daily--killing five people.  It was refueled with 200 gallons of Jet A prior to takeoff from PDK even though it was a recip-engined plane and on climb out, they experienced dual engine loss and had to set it down on I-285.  I tried to find something online about it and all I found is the site where I downloaded the report and one other which was just a synopsis.  I cannot find anything else--which seems odd to me given the location and circumstances.  Just hoping maybe someone has some additional info or some pointers for me.  Thanks.

BTW, after a few months of utter chaos on the homefront, I have made a few updates to my site and will hopefully have more by the end of this week.  Thanks again.


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Jim

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Have you contacted the AJC (Atlanta Journal and Constitution?)
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Yeah.
Jet fuel will do that evey time. On a recip.

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I haven't contacted them although I have looked into online newspaper archives and the AJC charges for theirs.  It may come to that, but I figure I'll exhaust the freebies first.  I know exactly where the plane came down so I don't need the newspaper to locate the site, it's just really odd to me that there is no mention of an airliner crashing into a busy interstate...



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I was living in the Atlanta area (Lithia Springs) at the time, and I recall it was pretty big news at the time, but since there wasn't any doubt about the cause, it died out rather quickly.

I don't know of any free source of info. You may be stuck with the AJC if you want the info. You might try some of the papers in surrounding cities - the Marietta Daily Journal, for example. They might be free and have good coverage.

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One other source of info could be the Georgia State Archives, located under the approach end of runway 27 at ATL!
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Here's the full NTSB report, if you haven't seen it.  Russ Farris

http://libraryonline.erau.edu/online-full-text/ntsb/aircraft-accident-reports/AAR70-25.pdf
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Thanks for the reply Guys--much appreciated.  I hate to seem cheap (my above comment about "freebies") but I basically have a budget enough to cover my website and not much more so the freebies help a lot. 

Speaking of my site, I have been making some minor updates for those who are interested.  I recently got some good pics of the Parris Island scout bomber...

Thanks,
Jim

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10tweaker - Contact me at lance1959@gmail.com. I may be able to help you.
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I was flying Cessna's out of Griffin, GA at the time and remember hearing the news reports about that airplane landing in I-285.




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The May 30, 1970 Martin 404 crash in Atlanta is a strong memory for me - it flew directly overhead before crashing four miles away.

Please see my human performance, tools and traps case study "Twelve Mistakes - Touchdown on the Highway" at http://wp.me/p2WLSl-35

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TCC


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Timothy,

Incredible story!

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Dave
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Well-written and factual. Thank you! Plan on reading the Challenger and Columbia articles when they publish.

Russ Farris
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