Monday, February 27, 2012

Plane Crash



There has to be an interesting story behind this picture, but I just don't know what it is. What I do know is that it appears that a plane has crashed into the roof of a Diner. The picture was taken in 1939 in Delaware. Yes, this is Diner week, and this picture qualifies, as the building is a diner. 

11 comments:

  1. Ouch.....on a serious note I hope your daughter is recovering swiftly and can get back to helping the village.

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  2. Please check this out:

    http://www.vanishedamericana.com/architecture/william-penn-diner-on-route-40-delaware/

    Hope that helps,

    Russ

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  3. I saw this one on my feed and thought it was "plane crash week". Then I read the blurb, and also saw yesterday's ...

    Diners are great for they bring out the soul of old times gone by. But plane crash week could also be a hit, if you can summon enough photos :-)

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  4. Too bad the truck is in the way.

    I suspect the crash is part of the decor.

    There is a diner near here with an old car on its roof.

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  5. After this incident, the William Penn Diner changed it's motto from "drop in anytime" to "stop by anytime."

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  6. Here's a link to a couple different shots of the same structure:

    http://www.route40.net/page.asp?n=10347

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  7. Just south of Port Aransas headed to Corpus Christi, there is a plane with its nose stuck in the ground, much like this one stuck in the roof.

    Never quite understood the significance/sense of humor/whatever of the person(s) who put it there, but there it stays.

    Of course, Texas is also famous for the buried Cadillacs...10 or so, buried nose first, butt end sticking up in the air.

    Maybe Texas and Delaware have more in common than previous believed.

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  8. I think links provided by Russ Worthington and Nate Maas confirm my suspicion that there was no crash here. The rest of the roof is in much too good a shape for that.

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  9. Great picture, looks like a fun diner.

    Thanks, Russ and Nate, for the links.

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  10. Back in the 30s,40s and 50s there were several gas stations in this area that were housed in air planes.

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  11. The first kamikaze.

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