10 thoughts on “Fill in The Bubble (03/11/10)

  • March 11, 2010 at 8:16 am
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    In 1967 an airplane crashed into Bradfield. I think the wing fell off after takeoff from Love Field.

    In 1977 the KVIL helicopter crashed next to Hyer. Pilot was trying to auto-rotate crash land, hit, skidded, hit again eventually coming to rest in the alley near Pickwick and Colgate.

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  • March 11, 2010 at 8:27 am
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    And then it was going to be hit by massive amounts of vehicle exhaust vented next to it, but the traffic tunnel under Mockingbird was not built. Thank goodness.

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  • March 11, 2010 at 8:35 am
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    Bradfield –

    From Wikipedia

    “The school is the site of a fatal September 27, 1967 airplane crash. An Aero Commander 560E, registration number N3831C, was on approach to Dallas Love Field when its left wing broke in half, sending the plane plummeting into the middle of adjacent Mockingbird Lane. Flaming wreckage tore through the school playground and narrowly missed the school building. The crash occurred during normal school hours, but the students had been sent home early so that teachers could hold a meeting; a lone boy was reportedly playing in the playground at the time, but he saw the approaching airplane in time to run to safety, and some boys playing football nearby were far enough from the crash site to avoid serious harm. The aircraft, owned by Ling-Temco-Vought, was occupied by a professional pilot and 6 US military servicemen being ferried to Love Field; all 7 were killed. An investigation attributed the crash to metal fatigue in the plane’s wing.”

    I was in first grade that year at Bradfield and still remember someone’s finger from the wreckage stuck in one of the backstops on the field.

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  • March 11, 2010 at 9:33 am
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    Bradfield. I took ballet lessons across the street at the Edith James School of Dance. (That house is still there, and I wonder what the current residents have done with that back studio.) It must have been Old Man who kept us informed about the various body parts being found. Invariably after dance class, some of the girls would go out to the front garden and look for body parts. I didn’t have the guts to join them. This really put a weird ick factor to that house and studio. I never drive by Bradfield on the Mockingbird side without thinking about that crash.

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  • March 11, 2010 at 10:47 am
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    I was in the 4th grade when the crash occurred. Many people thought the pilot did an heroic job to put the plane into the bike rack area, which was not occupied, instead of the field, which was full of YMCA football teams. If he was without a wing, perhaps it was luck rather than skill, but in all events it was a blessing. The whole area smelled like burning tires for a long time.

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  • March 11, 2010 at 10:56 am
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    It is strange that not more than a month ago I was driving past Bradfield and was talking to my son, Young Man, about the crash.

    @Gadfly – My sister used to take dance lessons with Miss Edith also. I remember that mirrored back room.

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