Crash at Grand Canyon. By Amanda Pinkstaff. Thesis.
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By Amanda Pinkstaff
The collision of TWA flight 2 and United flight 718 on June 30, 1956 revolutionized the aviation world by helping establish the Federal Aviation Act of 1958 and fueling the 250 million dollar upgrade to air traffic control communication and radar.
TWA Super Constellation
July 9, 1956, a ceremony for 67 of the TWA victims was held at Citizen’s Cemetery in Flagstaff, AZ.
Memorial site at Grand Canyon Cemetery , on the South Rim of the Grand Canyon.
How did the collision of TWA flight 2 and United flight 718 affect the aviation industry?
crashed in Brunswick, Maryland on May 20, 1958
that Congress addressed the much-needed upgrade.
Chairman Oren Harris introduced the act to the Senateand House and on August 23, 1958 President Eisenhower signed the Federal Aviation Act.