Audio of Pacoima Jr. High School Airplane Crash 1957

Pacoima Air Crash

A few minutes after 11 a.m. on January 31, 1957, teacher John Buchanan (my dad) began recording the graduation ceremony being held for 800 students gathered in the Pacoima Junior High School auditorium. Halfway through the recording — immediately after graduation speaker Linda Latrelle says, “We have only one life to live…” – a new […]