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Former Aer Lingus Pilot Recalls Flying Tiger Ditching

DITCHING IN THE ATLANTIC by Charlie Coughlan, Galley Head, Ireland The successful ditching of US Airlines flight 1549 into the Hudson River reminded me of a much more difficult ditching that happened near Ireland in 1962. Whilst I don’t wish … Continue reading

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More than 90,500 views!

Readers from around the world have logged in more than 90,500 times to read about the virtually unknown story of Flying Tiger Flight 923, which crashed into the raging North Atlantic on the night of September 23, 1962. The disaster … Continue reading

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About this site . . . an update

This is a memorial to to all of those who lived through the crash, all of those who perished and to the hundreds of others who gave their time and skills in locating and rescuing the survivors. We are speaking … Continue reading

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Ahern Recalls Cold War Ditching of Flying Tiger 923

Cold War Casualties by Garry Ahern, Dublin Ireland     On a late-September Sunday afternoon, I was a member of a small crowd gathered at Galley Head Lighthouse in West Cork. We were there for the unveiling of a plaque to … Continue reading

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Others Have Experienced Flying Tiger #923

Other readers who were not directly involved in the fatal crash of September 23, have experienced Flying Tiger Lines. All of them, of course, had the experience of flying and landing safely**. Following are reports of flights on the same … Continue reading

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81,814 Views Give Meaning to FT923

  Memories . . . Readers have asked why the mid-Atlantic ditching of Flying Tiger 923 on Sept. 23, 1962, is virtually unknown? Publicity at the time of the crash was very minimal and what there was disappeared very quickly. … Continue reading

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New Book About Flying Tiger 923 Anticipated in Late 2018!

The late Capt. Murray’s son-in-law, Eric Lindner, recently signed a book contract with Lyons Press to expand on the history of Flying Tiger 923. Eric has been close to the subject of the demise of Flying Tiger 923 for some … Continue reading

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