1956 airliner crash over Grand Canyon remembered for helping spur major flight safety changes

  • by: FELICIA FONSECA , Associated Press
  • Updated: July 8, 2014 - 7:20 PM

GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK, Ariz. — Visitors peered through binoculars and spotting scopes into the depths of the Grand Canyon, straining to see the spot where two commercial airliners crashed after colliding in mid-air nearly 60 years ago. Family members of the victims gazed out over the east rim of the canyon Tuesday, trying to imagine their loved ones' final moments in a disaster that helped overhaul U.S. aviation safety.

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