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Plaque honors rescuers at 1968 plane crash

December 23, 2013

Dr. Bruno Sicher of Wetmore Township holds a bronze plaque from Kristen King, who survived a commercial airplane crash near Bradford on Christmas Eve 1968. In her plaque, King thanks those who responded to the scene of the crash that killed 20 passengers-- including her father. King gives "a personal 'thank you'" to Sicher and Joe Gezik of James City "for saving my life." The plaque is expected to be mounted outside on the grounds at the Bradford Regional Airport. Photo by Ted Lutz

It's been 45 years since a twin-engine Allegheny Airlines plane crashed while coming in for a landing at the Bradford Regional Airport in Lafayette Township.
The Christmas Eve crash in 1968 killed 20 passengers.
Miraculously, 27 survived.

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