|Title||Plane crash at Sea-Tac Airport, Bow Lake, November 30, 1947 |
|Photographer||Miller, John M. (Hack)|
|Caption||A DC-4 airliner trying to land in heavy fog overshot the runway and flipped over an embankment. It caught fire as it smashed into a passing automobile. Six people died, including the passenger in the car, and 23 were injured in the crash or burned as they fled the flaming wreck. Local entertainer Mrs. Virginia Stitsworth (33), who performed in Seattle and Tacoma nightclubs under the name of Virginia Grafton, was among the victims.|
This photograph by P-I photographer John M. "Hack" Miller shows the engine, wing, and tail section of the 4-engine Alaska Airlines DC-4 passenger plane after its crash.
|Notes||Handwritten on sleeve: ACCIDENTS, AVIATION, Seattle, Tacoma International Airport, Alaska Airlines single engine plane wreckage.|
Caption information source: P-I exhibit, research files.
Date photograph was published in the Seattle Post-Intelligencer: December 1, 1947.
|Subjects||Aircraft accidents--Washington (State)--SeaTac; Airports--Washington (State)--SeaTac; Airplane propellers--Washington (State)--SeaTac; Airplane wings--Washington (State)--SeaTac; Airplane engines--Washington (State)--SeaTac; Seattle-Tacoma International Airport |
|Places||United States--Washington (State)--SeaTac |
|Digital Collection||Museum of History & Industry Photograph Collection |
|Image Number||1986.5.96 |
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|Credit Line||Seattle Post-Intelligencer Collection, Museum of History & Industry, Seattle; All Rights Reserved |
|Repository||Museum of History & Industry, Seattle (MOHAI) |
|Repository Collection||Seattle Post-Intelligencer Collection |
|Physical Description||1 acetate negative: b&w; 4 x 5 in. |
|Digital Reproduction Information||Scanned from original negative as a 3000 pixel TIFF image in 8-bit grayscale, resized to 640 pixels in the longest dimension and compressed into JPEG format using Photoshop 6.0 and its JPEG quality measurement 3. |