The 1956 Air Disaster Lecture

Grand Canyon South Rim

Sponsored by the Grand Canyon Association, the Canyon Country Lecture Series brings you the “Grand Canyon Air Disaster – Fifty Years Later” on Friday, June 30th. The 50th Anniversary of the collision of two commercial airlines over the Grand Canyon.

Scheduled to held at the Shrine of the Ages from 5:30-7:30PM on the evening of June 30th, 2006. Richard Quartaroli will host a panel discussion with Captain Mike McComb, Professor William Waldock and Dan Driskil. Please see the introductory lecture in the video above.

Saturday, June 30th, 1956 was the fateful day when two airliners left Los Angeles just minutes apart. Later that morning they collided over the Grand Canyon. All 128 passengers and crewmembers onboard died.

Dan Driskill is a flight paramedic currently writing a book about the crash.

Captain Mike McComb is chief pilot for Grand Canyon Airlines.

Professor William Waldock is the Associate Director of the Center for Aerospace Safety Education at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Prescott, Arizona.

These experts will discuss this tragic mid-air collision, as well as post-crash recovery, investigation and clean-up efforts.

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