Today in Pittsburgh History: Crash of the Mitchell B-25 bomber in the Mon
January 30, 2013 10:00 AM
Mitchell B-25 World War II-era bomber.
A Mitchell B-25 World War II-era bomber emerged from the cloudy skies above Pittsburgh 57 years ago today, and so began our city's most intriguing mystery. Its engines dead, the plane made an emergency landing in the Monongahela River, just past the Homestead High Level Bridge. For a mile it drifted. Then, near Beck's Run, it disappeared below the choppy waters, where two of the six crewmen died. In the latest episode of the Post-Gazette video series "Pittsburgh History," we explore the tale of the missing aircraft. The plane pictured is the same model.