Plane Crash At 40 Wall Street

On 28 July 1945, a B-25 plane was flying through the fog in Manhattan when it crashed into the Empire State Building. Fourteen people were killed, including the three on board the plane.

Nearly a year later, on the evening of 20 May 1946, a C-45 Beechcraft twin-engined plane was heading for Newark Airport on a flight originating at Lake Charles Army Air Field in Louisiana, when it struck the 58th floor of 40 Wall Street, leaving a 20×10 foot hole on the side of the building. All five aboard the plane were killed in the crash, while there were no injuries from any of the over 2,000 workers who were in the building at the time, nor did any of the people on the sidewalk receive any injuries, even though pieces of the plane and building rained down onto the sidewalk below.

It was reported that low fog was the cause of the crash, as the fog ceiling was 500 feet.

In 1995, 40 Wall Street was purchased by Donald Trump and renamed “The Trump Building“.


About Trevor Boot

I’ve been officially writing since 2004, when I was 15, but I started writing for fun now and then in 2001, when I was 12. I mostly wrote short stories and poems, but then in 2008, I wrote my first novel, titled Xangsburgh. Before this, my writing never really had any direction. I would just write independent stories that had no connection with each other, so I always had to start over from scratch. With Xangsburgh, I had a fictional city I could base all my stories in, with the stories building on each other. For me, that made writing easier, because now I don’t have to start from scratch every time. I could use Sheriff Brock without having to introduce him every time. In 2011, I realized I really enjoyed taking pictures. Several of my friends would comment that my pictures were near-professional quality. So on top of my writing, I’m also an amateur photographer. In 2014, I published Xangsburgh, as well as a photo book with some of my favourite photos I have taken, and a book of poems I’ve written between 2001 and 2013.
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