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Plane Landing In Cobourg

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Plane Landing In Cobourg

Wonderful little story from 1951.

Plane Landing in Cobourg - 1951 - Cobourg History

There is no airport in Cobourg and there never has been - yet on Dec 20, 1951 a passenger plane landed in Cobourg. Quite a story. First a summary then a first hand account of the event.

On December 17, a chartered flight of a twin-engined C-46E Curtis Commando took off from Burbank, CA headed for Newark NJ via Chicago. On board were 44 passengers and 3 crew - Captain Bruce Melson, co-pilot Ed O’Leary and stewardess Sandy Daine. It was already late, it had been scheduled for a day earlier...
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