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Full Text of HJR0045  102nd General Assembly

HJ0045 102ND GENERAL ASSEMBLY


  

 


 
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HOUSE JOINT RESOLUTION

 
2    WHEREAS, On September 1, 1961, just after two in the
3morning, Trans World Airlines Flight 529 took off from Midway
4Airport bound for Las Vegas, Los Angeles, and San Francisco;
5and
 
6    WHEREAS, Five minutes into the flight, a two-inch long
7bolt snapped in the plane's elevator assembly, which caused
8the plane to crash in what is today Willowbrook, Illinois; and
 
9    WHEREAS, TWA Flight 529 crashed into an open field and
10immediately burst into flames, leaving behind a debris field
11of 200 by 1,100 feet; and
 
12    WHEREAS, 73 passengers, four of whom were from the Chicago
13land area, and five crew members were all killed on impact,
14making the crash of TWA Flight 529 the deadliest single plane
15crash at the time; and
 
16    WHEREAS, The four Chicago area victims were a pharmacist
17from Evanston who was on his way to visit his parents in Los
18Angeles, a nurse from MacNeal Hospital in Berwyn departing for
19a vacation in San Francisco, and two servicemen returning to
20duty in California; and
 

 

 

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1    WHEREAS, September 1 of 2021 will mark the 60 year
2anniversary of this tragedy; therefore, be it
 
3    RESOLVED, BY THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES OF THE ONE
4HUNDRED SECOND GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF ILLINOIS, THE
5SENATE CONCURRING HEREIN, that we declare September 1, 2021 as
6Trans World Airlines Flight 529 Memorial Day in the State of
7Illinois; and be it further
 
8    RESOLVED, That we remember and mourn those we lost on that
9tragic day in 1961 and extend our sincere condolences to their
10families and friends.