The Crash of "Flying Tiger Line" Flight #282
The Crash Site Today
|The Coast Guard Station has long since been demolished and the land turned over to the National Park Service and the Golden Gate National Recreation Area. The accident investigation removed most of the material and fragments at the site, but much still remains. |
The circled area indicates the impact area. Debris was scattered from here to well over the other side of the ridge.
|In this photo, the San Francisco International Airport can be seen in distance, covered with a thin mist.|
|Crumbled and twisted, a piece of the aircraft's outer skin bears silence witness to it's dreadful past.|
|Looking from the bottom of the debris field up towards the ridgeline. Aluminum wreckage can be seen here in the foreground. When the Connie crashed, much of the debris went up and over this ridge to scatter on the ridgetop and other side.|
|Components from the Super Constellation's landing gear lied rusted and broken in the debris field.|
Above is a view looking down on the crash site from the hilltop. Place you pointer over the photo to see the view in 1964 just after the crash.
Above is a view looking along the ridge top. Place you pointer over the photo to see the view in 1964 just after the crash.
|Part of the Connie's cargo of that night was a shipment of costume jewelry beads bound for assembly in New York. Such of these beads still adorn the crash site. Many were scorched and burned in the crash, but a few still gleam after nearly 40 years of wind, rain, and exposure to the elements|
To this day, aircraft can be seen flying near the same path as Flight 282.