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Jefferson City, TN

#1 Feb 5, 2012
Anybody have any stories about the plane crash near Parrotsville in 1964?
crash

Greeneville, TN

#2 Feb 5, 2012
Wow

Nashville, TN

#3 Feb 5, 2012
crash wrote:
http://www3.gendisasters.com/t ennessee/4134/parrottsville,-t n-air-crash-kills-39,-july-196 4
This one?(googled it)
Very interesting. Thanks.
I remember

Smyrna, TN

#4 Feb 5, 2012
[QUOTE who=":)"]Anybody have any stories about the plane crash near Parrotsville in 1964?[/QUOTE]My brother went there with a friend who was taking pictures for a newspaper, and he said there were body parts in trees, and that the smell of burning flesh was something he won't forget.
Bill

Johnson City, TN

#5 Feb 5, 2012
When I got there there was only one other car there. Nobody on the site and it was 15 minutes or more before the authorities got there. As I remember, I saw many small airplane parts but nothing of any size. The plane flew into the side of the hill which was about a 50-55 degree angle.
The reason I showed up was the I saw the plane go over my home about 4 miles or so away and it just verily missed a high knob (hill). We knew it was going down but just didn't know where. We were there in a very few minutes. I do not recall any bodies at all, just wreckage everywhere. All of us stayed in the road and look at the crash from approximately a distance of 100 yards. My friends and I left the site about 30 minutes after the authorities got there. By then the small road adjacent to the crash was practically impassible. Terrible incident that I remember vividly till this day.
Bill

Johnson City, TN

#6 Feb 5, 2012
Too, I forgot to mention that when the plane flew over at a very low allitude, there were no signs of smoke or any visible damage to the plane. Sounded like the engines were running but not at a high rpm.
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Jefferson City, TN

#7 Feb 5, 2012
crash wrote:
http://www3.gendisasters.com/t ennessee/4134/parrottsville,-t n-air-crash-kills-39,-july-196 4

This one?(googled it)
Yep that's it. I have googled and read everything I can find about it. I was curious about more personal stories. Would be awesome if there were pics of the wreckage. Hope that doesn't sound too morbid but I love history...all aspects of it :) thanks for your help.
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Jefferson City, TN

#8 Feb 5, 2012
I remember wrote:
[QUOTE who=":)"]Anybody have any stories about the plane crash near Parrotsville in 1964?"

My brother went there with a friend who was taking pictures for a newspaper, and he said there were body parts in trees, and that the smell of burning flesh was something he won't forget.
wow!! That sounds horrible! Have you ever seen pictures of the scene?
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Jefferson City, TN

#9 Feb 5, 2012
Bill wrote:
When I got there there was only one other car there. Nobody on the site and it was 15 minutes or more before the authorities got there. As I remember, I saw many small airplane parts but nothing of any size. The plane flew into the side of the hill which was about a 50-55 degree angle.
The reason I showed up was the I saw the plane go over my home about 4 miles or so away and it just verily missed a high knob (hill). We knew it was going down but just didn't know where. We were there in a very few minutes. I do not recall any bodies at all, just wreckage everywhere. All of us stayed in the road and look at the crash from approximately a distance of 100 yards. My friends and I left the site about 30 minutes after the authorities got there. By then the small road adjacent to the crash was practically impassible. Terrible incident that I remember vividly till this day.
Thank you so much!! Nothing better than hearing about it from somebody that was there. I'm sure it was a disturbing scene. I happened upon this story while doing some research about paranormal activity at the mason lodge were they took the bodies. I couldn't believe I had never heard about this from any of my family!!
:)

Jefferson City, TN

#10 Feb 5, 2012
Bill wrote:
Too, I forgot to mention that when the plane flew over at a very low allitude, there were no signs of smoke or any visible damage to the plane. Sounded like the engines were running but not at a high rpm.
I have read all the articles about the crash. They all report that the plane caught fire while in the sky. One even suggested the plane exploded before the crash. I assume that is why the reports of body parts falling from the sky.
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Jefferson City, TN

#11 Feb 5, 2012
Bill wrote:
Too, I forgot to mention that when the plane flew over at a very low allitude, there were no signs of smoke or any visible damage to the plane. Sounded like the engines were running but not at a high rpm.
Wanted to also say I'm in no way disputing what your saying. Thought my last post kind of sounded as if I was. I appreciate that info and I find that piece of info very very interesting!!
curious

Jefferson City, TN

#12 Feb 6, 2012
I remember wrote:
<quoted text>My brother went there with a friend who was taking pictures for a newspaper, and he said there were body parts in trees, and that the smell of burning flesh was something he won't forget.
Was curious?? Do you happen to know where I could find any of these photographs.

Since: Jan 11

Greeneville TN

#13 Feb 6, 2012
I worked with an older gentleman who says he saw a body flying across the sky. He lives in the area and I have no reason to doubt him. It was a terrible thing.
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Jefferson City, TN

#14 Feb 6, 2012
MystDefy wrote:
I worked with an older gentleman who says he saw a body flying across the sky. He lives in the area and I have no reason to doubt him. It was a terrible thing.
I'm sure he is telling the truth. Such a sad tragedy.
I remember

Knoxville, TN

#15 Feb 6, 2012
curious wrote:
<quoted text>
Was curious?? Do you happen to know where I could find any of these photographs.
My brother said that he didn't know the whereabouts of the pictures. He said he remembered the crash being on a Friday night, and he went early on Saturday morning. One thing that he remembered vividly was that he slipped on a small hill and got a greasy slime with a sickening odor on his blue jeans that he said would not come out, and he wound up throwing the jeans away. He thinks it was a combination of burned flesh and fuel. He also said that the carnage was something that he hoped to never see again. Check with the newspapers and see if they have old pictures on microfiche. You have the date from the article.
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Jefferson City, TN

#16 Feb 6, 2012
I remember wrote:
<quoted text>My brother said that he didn't know the whereabouts of the pictures. He said he remembered the crash being on a Friday night, and he went early on Saturday morning. One thing that he remembered vividly was that he slipped on a small hill and got a greasy slime with a sickening odor on his blue jeans that he said would not come out, and he wound up throwing the jeans away. He thinks it was a combination of burned flesh and fuel. He also said that the carnage was something that he hoped to never see again. Check with the newspapers and see if they have old pictures on microfiche. You have the date from the article.
Bless his heart!! I plan on doing just that as soon as I can get the time. Thank you so much for your help.
Was There

Ashburn, VA

#17 Feb 6, 2012
I was there that evening, however I was very young and all I remember is my father making me stay in the car. Him and my Uncle walked up to the site. We were visiting my Aunt and Uncle that lived not more than 10 miles from the site when the crash occured.
I never heard my father say another word about it as long as he lived, other than "I am not going to talk about it"
you again

Elizabethton, TN

#18 Feb 6, 2012
wow lived here for 43 years and never knew this
Rob

United States

#19 Feb 6, 2012
My dad had just retired from the air force. He was in the CAP( civil air patrol) when this crash happened. I remember him telling mom there were body parts everywhere, in the trees, wreckage, and all over the ground. They helped in the cleanup, and sorting and stuff. Way too gory for me.
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Jefferson City, TN

#20 Feb 6, 2012
Rob wrote:
My dad had just retired from the air force. He was in the CAP( civil air patrol) when this crash happened. I remember him telling mom there were body parts everywhere, in the trees, wreckage, and all over the ground. They helped in the cleanup, and sorting and stuff. Way too gory for me.
I have to say I'm an odd ball. Most women hate gory details, but I figure if I'm researching something I want to learn all the aspects of it. Thank you so much for sharing that with me:) Props to your dad for serving our country!!!

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