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Braniff Airways DC-7 crashed just after take-off from MIA in 1958

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  • A flash, then fire, and a Braniff Airlines DC-7 taking off from Miami International Airport fell to earth just six minutes after midnight in the morning darkness of March 25, 1958. The plane had many empty seats and where passengers had chosen to sit influenced whether they lived or died.
  • 3/24/2016
  • Album ID: 2032145

Hurricane Andrew: The morning after

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  • In the morning hours after Hurricane Andrew struck in the night, Miami Herald photographer Joe Rimkus Jr. flew over damaged areas in a helicopter.
  • 6/23/2014
  • Album ID: 1816963

Hurricane Jeanne proves disaster can strike twice in same place

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  • Hurricane Jeanne made landfall near Stuart, Fla. on September 25, 2004 as a Category 3 storm. The area was still trying to recover from Hurricane Frances, which struck nearly the same spot in Martin County three weeks earlier. A year later, more than 1,100 people were still living in Federal Emergency Management Agency trailers in Martin and St. Lucie counties.
  • 1/31/2013
  • Album ID: 1604054

Car flips school van, 18 hurt, 1988

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  • On February 23, 1988, four teen-agers in a Chevrolet Camaro crashed into a privately operated school van loaded with West Miami Junior High students, flipping the van over and sending 18 people to four hospitals
  • 6/6/2012
  • Album ID: 1483142

Five killed in 1979 crash between Coast Guard, civil helicopters

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  • "One was going up and one was coming down and they collided," said National Transportation Safety Board Investigator Robert Oelker of the firey midair helicopter collision that killed four Coast Guardsmen and a student pilot at Opa-locka Airport on January 17, 1979.
  • 5/25/2012
  • Album ID: 1476524

Dominicana Air Lines crash, 1969

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  • Ten persons were killed and 12 injured when a burning Dominicana Air Lines cargo plane attempting to return to Miami International Airport slammed into Northwest 36th Street in Miami on June 23, 1969.
  • 5/18/2012
  • Album ID: 1472527

1979 Orlando plane crash was suspicious

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  • A vintage 1953 airplane, purchased for cash shortly before take-off, plunged into a park lake near downtown Orlando just before Christmas in 1979, and sank into 18 feet of water. All four men aboard were killed. The crash had all the earmarks of a drug flight, authorities said.
  • 1/13/2012
  • Album ID: 1394835

Christina Fernandez, Hialeah student killed in wreck

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  • Hialeah Senior High junior Christina Fernandez, 17, was killed Friday night March 14, 2003 when her Nissan Altima crashed with a van on West Fourth Avenue near 38th Street.
  • 10/20/2011
  • Album ID: 1345706

Fatal construction accident befell movie location

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  • Two construction workers died and four others were injured March 25, 2008, when a 14,000-pound steel crane extension fell 37 stories, smashing through a building on the construction site for the Paramount Bay luxury condominiuim just north of downtown Miami. The damaged house was featured in the 1998 film "There's Something About Mary," starring Cameron Diaz and Ben Stiller.
  • 7/18/2011
  • Album ID: 1287882

For investigator, this 1982 plane crash was personal

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  • This was one fatal plane crash that aviation expert John McWhorter couldn't bring himself to see first hand -- the wreck of a white, gold and blue Cessna 421. McWhorter's 28-year-old son Bruce had been at the controls.
  • 3/30/2011
  • Album ID: 1203134
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