The Aviation Museum of New Hampshire is featuring recently discovered film footage taken 50 years ago by recovery workers at a plane crash site on Moose Mountain, the state's deadliest air crash.
The museum, based at the Manchester-Boston Regional Airport in Londonderry, is giving a presentation Saturday in remembrance of the Oct. 25, 1968, crash. Thirty-two people died and 10 survived the Northeast Airlines crash, which happened on the passenger plane's approach to Lebanon Municipal Airport.
Speakers will include Jeff Rapsis, the museum's executive director and son of Capt. John A. Rapsis, the pilot of Northeast Flight 946 who was among those lost in the crash. Other speakers include Charlie Garipay of Hanover, New Hampshire, who was among those who responded to the crash and aided in recovery efforts; and Barbara Clavette of Bowdoinham, Maine, whose father, Earle Jewell, was among the survivors. Jewell died in 1976.
The footage was provided to a former Valley News sports editor who wrote a series of stories marking the 40th anniversary of the crash. The museum also will show pieces of the aircraft's fuselage.
"We hope that the opportunity to pause and remember this accident will honor the memory of all those lost in the crash, and all those whose lives were changed by it," Rapsis said.
A group of about 40 people hiked to the crash site last month.