NBC 10 News: Plane Crash Half A Century Ago

As the Historical Society of Cecil County and the Singerly Fire Company prepare to pause and mark 50 years since the crash of Pan American World Airways Flight 214 at the edge of Elkton, NBC 10 News was in town today to discuss preparations for the “Remembrance Program.”  The program takes places at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday Dec 8th at the Singerly Fire Station on Newark Avenue.

Tim Furlong, the reporter, interviewed retired Supt. of Cecil County Public Schools Henry Shaffer about plans for the special time of reflection.   As a rookie 16-year-old firefighter with the Singerly Fire Company he was also on the first responding fire department unit to reach the scene.  In addition, the reporter interviewed family members.

The purpose of the program is to honor the memory of those who lost their lives that tragic day and to remember a generation of first responders who answered an unimaginable call that changed so many lives in a split-second.

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In 1963, Henry Shaffer was a 16-year-old rookie firefighter with the Singerly Fire Company when he answered the alarm 50 years ago.

In 1963, Henry Shaffer was a 16-year-old rookie firefighter with the Singerly Fire Company when he answered the alarm 50 years ago.

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4 responses to “NBC 10 News: Plane Crash Half A Century Ago

  1. Thanks for sharing this Mike. My Uncle (Reuben Miller) said he was interviewed.

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    • Don’t know if you have had time to look at it, but Dr. Miller is in the piece. And thanks for your help Matt. Also some one had called the Allentown Call about it and they called us this morning.

  2. Sandee L-Hoover

    .My brother was born that night. I remember it well.

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