Fifty years ago today, July 19, 1967
Atlanta Jet Crashes
A jet airliner with 78 persons aboard collided with a small plane today and plunged to earth near Hendersonville, N.C., “like a ball of fire,” strewing bodies along an interstate highway.
There were no survivors among the 89 passengers and 5 crew members aboard Piedmont Airlines Flight 22, a Boeing 727 from Atlanta to Washington.
The plane narrowly missed two boys camps as it hurtled into the woods.
Muscogee County officials were told today that bond funds earmarked for the county’s portion of a city-county courthouse are approximately $250,000 short – even after deleting underground public parking.
Some paring of construction costs would have to be accomplished, or some space in the county’s office would have to be whittled, members indicated today.
A two-alarm fire at the New York Cleaners and Hatters at the corner of Dillingham and Broad streets in Phenix City broke out at 12:45 p.m. today and burned for more than an hour.