A United Airlines DC-8 and a TWA Super Constellation collide over New York City. 127 of the 128 people on the flights are killed; 6 people on the ground die. United passenger Steven Baltz, 11, survives but dies the next day.
* More about Steven Baltz: @
* Story about nurse who tended to Baltz (New York Times, 2002): @
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* Front page of The New York Times (December 17): @
* "Death in the Air" (Time magazine, December 26): @
* New York Times stories marking 50th anniversary: @