Pilot error caused a U. Air Force Thunderbirds to crash shortly after takeoff at an air show Sept. at Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho. The pilot ejects seconds before the jet hits the ground and lived to fly another day.
On the evening of July 1956 off the fogbound coast of Nantucket, Massachusetts, the Italian luxury liner Andrea Doria was struck mid-ship by the bow of the Swedish ship Stockholm. 52 lives were lost in the disaster, and the Andrea Doria sank the next day.