July 28 1945 -
A US Army B-25 bomber crashes into the Empire State Building between the 78th and 79th floors. An engine plunges down an elevator shaft, sparking a fire in the basement. Eleven people in the building are killed, in addition to the three man bomber crew. Elevator operator Betty Lou Oliver survived a plunge of 75 stories inside an elevator, which still stands as the Guinness World Record for the longest survived elevator fall recorded.
In: Arts and Entertainment
Tags: Plane Hits Empire State Building, US Army B-25 bomber, 78th and 79th floors, Betty Lou Oliver, Guinness World Record
Marked as: approved, featured
Views: 69661 | Comments: 183 | Votes: 14 | Favorites: 18 | Shared: 203 | Updates: 0 | Times used in channels: 2
|Liveleak on Facebook|