The Terrifying, Deadly Plane Crash In Kansas That Will Never Be Forgotten

Disaster happens everywhere in the world, but it seems that most of Kansas’ destruction comes from weather related events such as tornadoes, ice storms, and wildfires. However, on occasion, some tragedy that is mechanical or otherwise costs lives. For that reason, we’ll never forget the destruction of life and property that this plane crash in Kansas caused back in 1965. Do you remember this event?

What is known as the Piatt Street Disaster started as a normal morning for the neighborhood of 20th and Piatt Street in Wichita, Kansas.

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No matter what happens, we won’t forget how one of Wichita’s many planes took off and immediately crashed right in our own backyard. Today, there’s a memorial park dedicated to the lives lost in this heartbreaking tragedy.

If you’re interested in other parts of Kansas history such as our tornadoes, you’ll want to check out this list of the worst tornadoes we’ve ever had.