Tuesday trivia: Tragic blimp accident edition

Q: What was the name of the blimp that caught fire, raining flaming wreckage on the Loop and killing people in a bank building?

A: The Wingfoot Air Express.

It happened July 21, 1919.  Read more about it here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wingfoot_Air_Express_Crash

Author: Editor

Editor founded the Chicago Architecture Blog in 2003, after a long career in journalism. He can be reached at chicagoarchitectureinfo@gmail.com.

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