Cecil Observer — Elkton jet crash of 1963 in the news again due to missing plane

From Cecil Observer —

While the search continues for an AirFrance jetliner carrying more than 200 people that disappeared over the Atlantic this week, the possible role of lightning in that tragedy recalls a similar air disaster in the skies over Cecil County.

On a December night in 1963, the sky lit up when a fireball exploded over Elkton. Calls poured in to Rosemary Culley, dispatcher for emergency services in Cecil County in the days before 9-1-1. No one knew exactly what had occurred, only that something was terribly wrong. Soon enough, however, it became clear that a jet plane had disintegrated high above Cecil County.

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3 responses to “Cecil Observer — Elkton jet crash of 1963 in the news again due to missing plane

  1. Darned if I don’t remember seeing that…I was at the Merryland Rollerrink and just happened to be looking out the window…a huge flash in the sky and what sounded like thunder

  2. kimberly harris

    i live in cecil county maryland and my Grandmother remembers seeing that happen

  3. Kimberly, thanks for letting us know about that.

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