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Remembering game-changing Grand Canyon plane crash

FILE - In this July 9, 1956 file photo, nearly four hundred relatives and friends of the 70 people who died in the crash of a TWA Super-Constellation over the Grand Canyon June 30, 1956 attend a mass funeral service in Flagstaff, Ariz. Sixty-seven caskets, three of the identified dead having been returned at relatives request to their homes, will be lowered into a common grave. On Tuesday, July 8, 2014, the Grand Canyon National Park will mark the designation of the crash site as a National Historic Landmark in a ceremony overlooking the gorge where the wreckage was scattered over 1.5 square miles. (AP Photo/David F. Smith, File)GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK, Ariz. (AP) — Visitors peered through binoculars and spotting scopes into the depths of the Grand Canyon, straining to see the spot where two commercial airliners crashed after colliding in mid-air nearly 60 years ago. Family members of the victims who gazed out over the east rim of the canyon Tuesday tried to imagine their loved ones’ final moments in a disaster that helped overhaul U.S. aviation safety.

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