Words of Advice:

"Never Feel Sorry For Anyone Who Owns an Airplane."-- Tina Marie

"
If Something Seems To Be Too Good To Be True, It's Best To Shoot It, Just In Case." -- Fiona Glenanne

"
Flying the Airplane is More Important than Radioing Your Plight to a Person on the Ground
Who is Incapable of Understanding or Doing Anything About It.
" -- Unknown

"There seems to be almost no problem that Congress cannot, by diligent efforts and careful legislative drafting, make ten times worse." -- Me

"What the hell is an `Aluminum Falcon'?" -- Emperor Palpatine

"Eck!" -- George the Cat

Saturday, July 6, 2019

Circus Fire, 75 Years Ago

The Hartford Circus Fire occurred 75 years ago today. The circus was held under a 9,000-seat "big-top" canvas tent, which had been waterproofed with gasoline-thinned paraffin. Over 168 people were killed, over 700 injured.


The cause of the fire has never been fully determined.

A circus fire in Brazil in 1961 killed over 500 people. The tent there had been waterproofed in a similar manner.

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