OLD IMAGES OF CLARE President Airlines Douglas crash at Shannon, 1961

OLD IMAGES OF CLARE President Airlines Douglas crash at Shannon, 1961

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On September 10, 1961, a President Airlines Douglas DC-6B named Theodore Roosevelt outbound from Shannon, Ireland, crashed into the nearby River Shannon shortly after takeoff. All 83 people on board were killed. To date, the crash remains the deadliest one in Irish territory, as well as the third-deadliest involving a DC-6.

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Producer
THE CLARE HERALD
www.clareherald.com

Footage
British Pathé
www.britishpathe.com

Music
Anthony Phillips

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