A B-25 Bomber Crashes Into The Empire State Building July 28, 1945
by Robert Grey Reynolds, Jr
The twin-engine Mitchell Bomber that crashed into the Empire State Building in late July 1945 was en route to La Guardia Airport from Massachusetts. A veteran pilot was lost in a dense fog. Flying at approximately 1,775 feet the aircraft was beneath a 2,000 feet altitude limit followed by aviators at the time. Aside from the three crewmen on the B-25D eleven building occupants lost their lives.