Lost in a rush of games, the Mercy Bowl remembered
Exactly how high the plane got off the ground is hard to say. No one could really be sure that foggy night in Ohio nearly a half-century ago. Some folks swear the old C-46, a leftover from World War II, never lifted off at all.
Ted Tollner, a quarterback at Cal Poly, was sitting over the left wing, on the side where the engine gave out. "After we hit, it was all a blur," he said.
The Arctic-Pacific charter split in two and caught on fire at Toledo Express Airport on Oct. 29, 1960. ...
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