Much as been written about Braniff International Flight #250 which crashed in Tony Schawang’s soybean field northeast of Falls City the night of Aug. 6, l966, killing 42 persons.
In my estimation it has to be the biggest news story ever emanating from the Falls City area. It went around the country and internationally on Associated Press and United Press wires. In the past couple of years it has resurfaced in two books I know of. One of them entwined the lives of the two air hostesses who perished in the crash.
The other, “Deadly Turbulence,” by Steve Pollock, has just been published. Of the book’s l92 pages, 69 have been devoted to the Braniff #250 tragedy. I have found it to be very factual, interesting and extremely well written. I may be somewhat biased because I have never been able to find enough written about that crash. It has intrigued me since Aug. 6, l966.
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