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

Cleveland has a long history of entertaining its residents. The city continues to host hundreds of annual celebrations and festivities, but once upon a time, those festivities were genuinely dangerous. One such event resulted in an airplane crash, and the memories of billowing black smoke still hang over the city like a ghost.

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Moments of a crash during the races have been captured on film and shared by George L Graham on YouTube. While it’s not clear if this is the infamous 1949 crash, the video shows what spectators likely saw when Odom’s plane went down.

For more local history, check out these photos from Cleveland’s past.