On This Date In Twin Cities History - June 5, 1956

Minneapolis Tribune - June 6, 1956

On this date in 1956, an Air Force F89 Scorpion fighter jet carrying 104 live rockets crashed into a car on a road adjacent to Wold-Chamberlain Field (now Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport).

A 38-year-old Minneapolis woman and her 5-year-old daughter were killed. Her husband and son escaped from the car before it burst into flames; their housekeeper was seriously injured. The family had been out for a “pleasure ride” to see the new Metropolitan Stadium in Bloomington.

Image: Front page of the Minneapolis Tribune – June 6, 1956