North Carolina Deadliest Disasters Database

Last updated January 13, 2022

This page is a catalog of all multi-patient incidents and disasters EXCLUDING structural fires and explosions in North Carolina with FIVE or more fatalities. Contact Mike Legeros to contribute or correct information.

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Location County Incident Date Year Deaths Notes
Hendersonville Henderson Air, Civil Jul. 19 1967 82 Piedmont Flight 22. Boeing 727 vs. Cessna 310 at 6,132 feet. 12:01 p.m. Source: NTSB; web site.
Charlotte Mecklenburg Air, Civil Sept. 11 1974 72 Eastern Flight 212. DC-9 on final approach to airport. One death 29 days later. 10 survivors. 7:34 a.m. Source: NTSB; wiki.
Charlotte Mecklenburg Air, Civil Jul. 2 1994 37 USAir Flight 1016. DC-9 in residential area after missed approach. Plane encountered wind shear during adverse weather. 20 survivors. 6:43 p.m. Source: NTSB; wiki.
Bolivia Brunswick Air, Civil Jan. 6 1960 34 National Flight 2511. DC-6 caused by detonation of dynamite within passenger cabin. 2:38 a.m. Source: Various; wiki.
Charlotte Mecklenburg Air, Civil Jan. 8 2003 21 US Airways Express Light 5481. Commuter jet into hangar during takeoff. 8:47 a.m. Source: NTSB; wiki.
Morrisville Wake Air, Civil Dec. 13 1994 15 American Eagle. Commuter plane on approach to RDU at night. Crashed about four miles short of runway. Five survivors. Source: NTSB.
Cary Wake Air, Civil Feb. 19 1988 12 American Eagle. Commuter plane during takeoff at RDU at night. Source: NTSB. Source: USA.
Chapel Hill Orange Air, Civil Feb. 7 1981 7 Cessna 340A. Collided with trees on final approach. Source: NTSB.
Cherry Point MCAS Craven Air, Civil /
Air, Military
Jan. 9 1983 7 Beech D55 vs. McDonnell Douglas F4C about 30 miles south of Cherry Point. Two uninjured. Source: NTSB.
Tobaccoville Forsyth Air, Civil Jan. 20 1968 6 Piper PA-31. Source: NTSB.
Old Fort McDowell Air, Civil Jul. 2 1971 6 Beech S35. Crashed in adverse weather. Source: NTSB.
Greensboro Guilford Air, Civil Apr. 13 1973 6 Cessna 402A. Crashed after take-off. Source: NTSB.
Greenville Pitt Air, Civil May 15 1992 6 Piper PA-32-260. Crashed into wooden terrain shortly after take-off. Source: NTSB.
Mallard Creek Mecklenburg Air, Civil Jun. 2 1963 5 Piper Tripacer crashed off Galloway Road in the rural Mallard Creek community, after taking off from Brockenborough Airport on Highway 115 at 12:35 p.m. All five aboard apparently died instantly. Source: Charlotte Observer, June 3, 1953.
Shelby Cleveland Air, Civil Dec. 3 1964 5 Cessna 172. Source: NTSB.
RDU Wake Air, Civil Feb. 21 1964 5 Source: CFR history
Raleigh Wake Air, Civil Feb. 25 1965 5 Cessna 1982. Crashed in Crabtree Lake at Umstead Park after running out of fuel on approach to airport. All victims drowned with minor or no injuries. Source: NTSB.
Bolivia Brunswick Air, Civil Jun. 18 1965 5 Beechcraft 35C. Source: NTSB.
Trenton Jones Air, Civil Jun. 30 1967 5 Beech 95. Crashed after engine failure. Source: NTSB.
Morrisville Wake Air, Civil Apr. 2 1970 5 Cessna 401A. Crashed into trees on approach to airport. Source: NTSB.
Burnsville Alamance Air, Civil Dec. 4 1971 5 Piper PA-23. Source: NTSB.
Lenoir Caldwell Air, Civil Nov. 26 1973 5 Mooney M20C. Source: NTSB.
Bryson City Swain Air, Civil Aug. 9 1977 5 Cessna 172K. Crashed after take-off. Source: NTSB.
Sanford Lee Air, Civil Sept. 8 1977 5 Learjet 25B. Fire or explosion in flight after take-off. Source: NTSB.
Kitty Hawk Dare Air, Civil Jul. 4 1979 5 Cessna 172. Crashed in adverse weather. Source: NTSB.
Cherry Point MCAS Craven Air, Civil Jan. 9 1983 5 Source: NTSB.
Banner Elk Avery Air, Civil Nov. 5 1983 5 Cessna T210M. Crashed 1/2 mile after take-off. Source: NTSB.
Flat Rock Henderson Air, Civil Aug. 23 1985 5 Piper PA-31T. Source: NTSB.
Manteo Dare Air, Civil Sept. 30 1987 5 Beech 95-B55. Crashed into ocean while flying adjacent to shore. Source: NTSB.
Indian Trail Union Air, Civil May 25 1998 5 Bell 206L-3 helicopter. Crashed into wires in foggy conditions. Source: NTSB.
Mount Airy Surry Air, Civil Mar. 1 2003 5 Beech BE-36A. Crashed shortly after take-off. Source: NTSB.
Laurinburg-Maxton AAB Robeson Air, Military Sept. 20 1943 26 One of state's deadliest military aircraft accident happened the morning of September 20, 1943, at Laurinburg-Maxton Army Air Base, two miles from Maxton. On a run to shuttle passengers, cargo, and official mail daily between "Pope Field" and Stout Field in Indianapolis, reported the News & Observer, an Army transport crashed after take off. The plane burst into flames in woods near the end of the runway, and all 26 [reported initially as 25] aboard were killed. It was also the first fatality at the base, which had been operating for more than a year. LMAAB was an installation of the First Troop Carrier Command, and was used for training air units including airborne infantry, glider pilots, and paratroopers. Source: N&O, Sep 21, Sep 23, 1943.
Pope AFB Wayne Air, Military Mar. 23 1994 24 Midair collision of an F-16 and a C-130 at 300 feet above the runway. The crashing fighter jet struck a C-141B transport on the ground, and pushed the flaming wrecked into a mass of Army paratroopers who were sitting and standing. Twenty-three died, with a fourth more than nine months later. More than 80 were injured. Source: Wikipedia.
Camp Lejeune Onslow Air, Military Jun. 23 1967 22 Helicopter collision at New River Marine air facility. HUE-1 and CH53-A Sea Stallion helicopters collided at 500 feet, at the end of a runway. Source: GenD.
Laurinburg-Maxton AAB Robeson Air, Military Jun. 7 1943 20 One of two C-47 transports that took off from Pope Field about 3 a.m., on flight to LMAAB. Encountering a thunderstorm, one plane turned back. Search party was dispatched about 5 a.m. and the wreckage and bodies of all aboard were found within sight of LMAAB. Crew of four and 16 passengers killed. Source: N&O.
Gingercake Mountain Burke Air, Military May. 17 1943 18 Army troop transport plane crashed into the mountain during dense fog, about 25 miles of Morganton. Source: N&O, May 17, 1943.
Camp Lejeune Onslow Air, Military May 10 1996 14 Midair collision during military exercises of an AH-1 Cobra attack helicopter and a CH-46 Sea Knight troop helicopter. Two others were injured. Occurred at 2:00 a.m., with the helicopters crashing into a heavily wood, swampy area of the base. Source: Washington Post, May 11, 1996.
Camp Mackall Scotland Air, Military Oct. 30 1943 14 Transport plane at Camp Mackall. Fourteen killed and four injured. Source: N&O, Oct 31, 1943
Mount Mitchell McDowell Air, Military Jun. 13 1944 10 Army B-24 bomber on combat training struck Green Knob Mountain at night. It crashed about 11:30 p.m. near Mount Mitchell, about a mile and a half from the Blue Ridge Parkway. Source: N&O, June 15, 1944.
Burgaw Pender Air, Military Jul. 5 1945 9 Navy PBY-5 crashed near Burgaw during a heavy thunderstorm at 3:15 p.m. Among the victims were seven Brazilian Air Force officers. The plane exploded in mid-air about a quarter mile off the Jacksonville-Wilmington Highway. Source: N&O, July 5, 1945.
Cherry Point MCAS Craven Air, Military Oct. 15 1975 9 TC-4C Gulfstream crashed on take-off, heading to a routine training mission when it suddenly veered right and crashed into woods about 500 yards from the runway. Source: N&O, Oct 16, 1975.
Blewett Falls Lake Anson / Richmond Air, Military Apr. 29 1992 9 C-130 transport based at Pope Air Force Base, about 40 miles east of crash site. Plane crashed into lake.
Elizabeth City Pasquotank Air, Military Sep 24 1943 8 Navy patrol plane crashed into the Albemarle Sound at night, 12 miles from Elizabeth City. Eight were initially missing. Source: N&O, Sep 28, 1943.
Cherry Point MCAS Craven Air, Military Mar. 7 1959 8 C-119 Flying Boxcar transport crashed near US.70 about 5.5 miles NW of the air station. Eight of the nine Marines aboard were killed, five crew and three passengers. It crashed about 500 yards from the Croatan School into a swamp during a violent rain and wind storm. Source: N&O, March 7, 1959.
Fort Bragg Cumberland Air, Military Mar. 30 1954 7 C-119 Flying Boxcar transport made emergency landing on narrow parade field, and crashed into a mess hall. Source: GenD.
Greensboro Guilford Air, Military Feb. 4 1962 7  C-47 transport crashed and exploded immediately after takeoff at Greensboro-High Point Airport. The twin-engine plane apparently lost power about 150 feet off the ground, and plunged into a grassy area at the edge of the airport. The left wing struck first and its fuel tanks ignited. Two bodies were thrown clear of the flaming wreckage. Seven were killed. Plane was en route from Guire AFB in NJ to its home field Elgin ALB in FL. Landed in Greensboro about 4:00 p.m. to pick up an officer. Prior stop was in Philly. Source: Troy (NY) Times Record, 2/5/62 via Google.
Cherry Point MCAS Craven Air, Military /
Air, Civil
Jan. 9 1983 7 Beech D55 collided with a McDonnell Douglas F4C about 30 miles south of Cherry Point. Two uninjured. Source: NTSB.
Camp Mackall Scotland Air, Military Sep 16 1943 6 Glider crash during routine training at Camp Mackall. Six killed.
Denton Davidson Air, Military Mar. 30 1961 6 B-52 bomber lost control during refueling attempt. Crew ordered to bail out. Only six of eight crew members had ejector seats. Massive explosion when crashed off Silver Hill Mine Road. Crater visible for 40 miles. Source: GNA, web site
Camp Mackall Scotland Air, Military Feb. 19 1944 5 Glider crash killed five men night during a routine flight. Source: N&O, 20FEB44.
Fort Bragg Cumberland Air, Military Jul. 1 1987 5 C-130 cargo plane performing a low-altitude drill before thousands of spectators crashed and burned on on dirt runway at 10:15 p.m., during a joint Army-Air Force exercise. It strike the ground, skilled into woods, and struck three parked Army vehicles, killing one solider on the ground. Two of the six crewman aboard the craw survived and were airlifted to a hospital in Texas. Source: N&O, July 2, 1987.
Various Various Flooding Sep. 3 1913 12? Floods and wind in Eastern North Carolina. Source: GenD.
Winston Forsyth Flooding Nov. 2 1902 9 Brick reservoir of Winston water works burst at the top of Trade Street Hill, sweeping away dwellings with .8 to 1.4 million gallons of water and drowning 9 people as they slept. Source: GenD.
Various Various Hurricane Sept. 16 1999 51 Hurricane Floyd.
Various Various Hurricane Sept. 4-8 1996 24 Hurricane Fran.
Various Various Hurricane Oct. 15 1954 19 Hurricane Hazel.
Bachelor Creek Craven Military Accident May 26 1864 40 Torpedoes being removed from railway cars killed 40 soldiers and civilians. Source: GenD.
Camp Mackall Scotland Military Accident Feb. 16 1944 8 Eight paratroopers drowned in Kenny Cameron Lake, when their pilots miscalculated the drop zone. Source: USA.
Highway 301 Johnston Military Accident Mar. 7 1942 7 Munitions truck explosion. Over 100 injured. Source: Various.
Fayetteville, Near Cumberland MVA Jun. 6 1957 18 One of the nation’s worst truck accidents at the time, the fiery crash of a tractor-trailer carrying potatoes and flatbed truck carrying 41 migrant laborers at intersection of Highway 301 and 102, nine miles north of Fayetteville. 19 injured. Source: GNA, NCCC.
Lumberton, near Robeson MVA Oct. 3 1942 12 Trailways bus collided with a gasoline tanker, 16 miles north of town on US 301. Eighteen people were injured. The pre-dawn accident occurred when the tanker sideswiped a wagon, swerved and struck the bus. The twelfth victim died on October 4. Source: N&O, Oct 4, Oct 6, 1942.
Newton, near Catawba MVA Jun 22 1934 10 Ten people killed and some twenty others injured, when two trucks collided five miles east of Newton. Some 50 people were on the truck, heading to a picnic. Six died initially, and four others later died. Source: N&O, June 23, June 24, 1934. 
Morganton Burke MVA Dec. 2 1944 10 Ten people killed when two cars collided head-one about eight miles west of town. The tenth victim died a couple days later. Source: N&O, Dec 3, 1944.
Kinston, near Lenoir MVA Sunday before Jul. 29 1964 10 Ten people killed when two cars collided in a pre-dawn crash two miles east of town on US.70. Two people survived, one in each car. Source: Robesonian, Jul 27, 1964.
Plymouth Washington MVA Weds. on/before Jul. 30 1997 10 Ten students were returning from band camp when their Explorer crashed around 2:15 p.m., skidding sideways as its teenage driver illegally passed three cars on NC 45 just a few miles north of town, lost control and was broadsided by a tractor-trailer truck. The highway was also wet from rain. Source: WRAL.
Charlotte Mecklenburg MVA Dec. 26 1931 9 Eight died "instantly" when their "light touring car" was struck by a "northbound Birmingham special" at the Dowd Road crossing. The ninth person died later. Noted the news account, its a "blind crossing" from three of four approaches to the tracks. Source: N&O, Dec 27, 1931.
Halifax Halifax MVA Aug 23 1964 9 Nine killed in a single vehicle, when their tire exploded, and the vehicle ran off the rural paved road and wrapped around a pine tree about two miles from town. Source: N&O Aug 24, 1964.
Williamston Martin MVA Oct. 17 1965 9 Nine killed including eight in one car on US.17, eight miles east town. Eight were killed instantly in the Sunday morning crash. Source: Record & Landmark, Jun 18, 1965.
Henderson Vance MVA Jan 31 1970 9 Nine killed in two-car head-on collision, seven miles south of town on US.1.  Occurred at 4:15 p.m. Source: N&O, Feb 1, 1970.
Sanford Lee MVA Jan 16 1954 8 Eight killed on US.1 about ten miles south of town. Seven died at the scene, with two critically injured. Occurred about 10:30 p.m. Believed to be same spot as eight fatality accident ten years later. Source: N&O, Aug 23, 1964.
Sanford Lee MVA Aug 22 1964 8 Eight killed in head-on collision in fog on US.1 just south of town. One survivor, eight year-old boy, in critical condition. Source: N&O, Aug 23, 1964.
Durham Durham MVA Aug. 23 1996 8 Tractor-trailer/van on I-85 north of Durham. The truck driver faced eight felony charges, resulted in mistrial on Sep. 22, 1997. Source: NCCC.
Lumberton Roberson MVA Aug. 22 1933 7 Truck carrying 12 farmers crashed into side of train. Source: GNA.
Wilson Nash MVA Before Mar 1 1968 7 N&O index entry, March 1, 1968. Page 1.
Havelock Craven MVA May 31 1969 7 Seven killed in two-car head-on collision on a rural paved road just outside the city limits. Occurred 4:40 p.m. Source: N&O, Jun 1, 1969.
?   MVA Sept. 7 1971 7 Head-on collision. Source: GNA.
Wake County Wake MVA Dec. 29 1976 7 Bissette Road, unpaved road about mile south of Shotwell Community. Head-on collision between two cars with six and five occupants. Victims ranged in age from fourteen to twenty-one. Three of the seven died at the hospital. Source: N&O, December 30, 1976.
Snow Hill Greene MVA May 21 1985 7 School bus/tractor-trailer. Twenty injured. Source: NCCC.
Fayetteville Cumberland MVA Nov. 29 1993 7 Source: GNA.
Troutman Iredell MVA Dec. 30 2003 7 Police chase. Source: GNA.
Chadbourn Columbus MVA May 14 1928 6 14 injured truck hit by train. Source: GNA.
Lucama Nash MVA Dec. 10 1961 6 Two-car accident. Sixth victim died a couple days later. Source: N&O, Dec 14, 1961.
Sunbury Gates MVA Apr 7 1962 6 Single-car accident, truck a tree. Sixth victim died in June. One person survived, who slumped to the floor just before impact. Source: N&O, July 1, 1962.
Gastonia, near Gaston MVA Jul. 16 1967 6 Source: GNA.
Scotland Neck   MVA Sat. before Mar. 18 1968 6 US 258 just north of Scotland Neck. Head-on collision in a fog-shrouded curve. Four occupands and two occupants in the two cars. Source: N&O, March 18, 1968.
Benson, near Harnett MVA Sat. before Mar. 17 1968 6 Interstate 95, four  miles north of Benson. Car struck a tractor-trailer that had crossed the median and jackknifed. The truck landed on top of the car, which contained seven occupants. Source: N&O, March 17, 1968.
Lumberton Robeson MVA Before Aug 21 1969 6 Two injured. N&O index entry. August 21, 1969. Page 1.
Raleigh Wake MVA Oct. 24,
on or before
1982 6 Source: GNA.
Ramseur Randolph MVA Dec. 15 1997 6 Passenger car crossed center line on NC Highway 49 South. Fatalities included four-year-old girl traveling with her parents. Source: GNA, OH, NCCC.
? Chatham MVA June 23 1998 6 Head-on crash on NC 902 near Harper's Crossroads about twelve miles south of Siler City. Two injured.
Raleigh Wake MVA Nov. 1 2003 6 MVA/Pedestrian accident at Chapel Hill Road and Nowell Road.
Franklinton Franklin MVA Nov. 5 1926 5 Source: GNA.
Battleboro Nash MVA Dec. 3 1934 5 Five killed and two injured when a northbound passenger train crashed into a stalled automobile. Source: N&O, Dec 4, 1934.
Hickory Catawba MVA Dec 17 1937 5 Five killed when their car was struck by a passenger train at a crossing. Source: N&O, Dec 18, 1937.
Lucama Nash MVA ? 1941? 5 Five killed when a passenger train struck a car. Source: N&O, Dec 14, 1961.
Wilmington New Hanover MVA Dec 20 1942 5 Five killed and five injured in head-on collision four miles north of city on Highway 17. Source: N&O, Dec 21, 1942.
Hamlet   MVA Feb 13 1946 5 Five killed and three injured in night collision on Highway 74, four miles north of town. Source: N&O, Feb 14, 1946.
Albemarle Stanly MVA Nov 19 1957 5 Five killed and two injured after car collided head-on with tractor-trailer truck six miles east of town near the Pee Dee River Bridge. Source: N&O, Nov 20, 1957.
Winston-Salem, Near Forsythe MVA Before Feb. 3 1965 5 N&O index entry, February 3, 1964, page 1.
Fuquay-Varina, near Wake MVA Sunday Before Sep 19 1966 5 Bass Lake Road about two-and-a-half miles north of Fuquay-Varina. Late-model convertible failed to make a curve, cross the road, apparently striking a culvert, and overturning, spilling occupants from open-toped car. Four died at the scene, and the fifth when arriving at the hospital. Source: N&O, September 19, 1966.
Henderson Vance MVA Before Jan 28 1968 5 N&O index entry, January 28, 1968. Page 1.
St. Pauls, near   MVA Before Jan 11 1969 5 Interstate 95, involving tractor-trailer. N&O index entry, January 11, 1969. Page 1.
Salisbury, near Rowan MVA Before May 26 1969 5 Interstate 85. N&O index, May 26, 1969. Page 1.
Boliva   MVA Monday before Aug 15 1972 5 Head-on collision on twisting section on US.17 about two miles south of Bolivia. Occurred about 5:45 p.m. Source: N&O, Aug 15, 1972.
Kinston, near Lenoir MVA Sunday before Aug 22 1972 5 Five killed in two-car head-on collision on US.258, twelve miles south of Kinston, at a crossroads. Incident time about 7 p.m. Source: N&O, Aug. 22., 1972.
Lillington Harnett MVA Monday before Dec 27 1972 5 Five killed and five injured when tractor-trailer struck two cars on US.421 on  a Monday night, after a car carrying four people pulled out of a parking lot, into the path of the truck, which crashed through the truck and struck a second car stopped in the other line. Source: N&O, Dec 27, 1972.
Pinetops   MVA Before Oct 15 1977 5 N&O index entry. October 15, 1977. Page 1.
Snow Hill Lenoir MVA May, 31 1987 5 Five students killed in bus accident. Source: State Archives N&O photo index.
? Pasquotank MVA Dec. 19,
on or before
1994 5 Source: GNA.
Nashville Nash MVA Oct. 3 1996 5 Two cars. Three-year-old child, mother, and three adults killed. Source: NCCC.
Lumberton Robeson MVA Dec. 20 1997 5 I-85 near Lumberton. Five New Jersey residents killed with their van sideswiped a car on I-85 near South Carolina border. Source: NCCC.
? Columbus MVA Dec. 31 1997 5 Head-on collision on US.74. Locals call road "Death Alley". Source: NCCC.
?   MVA Jan. 2
on or before
1998 5 Source: GNA.
Rennert Robeson Railroad Dec. 16 1943 74 Collision and derailment of two trains. Most of the fatalities were servicemen. 54 injured. Source: web site.
Hamlet Richmond Railroad Jul. 22 1906 29 Collision of two trains one mile from Hamlet, passenger train versus freight train. 23 seriously hurt. Source: GenD.
Statesville Iredell Railroad Aug. 26? 1891 25 Passenger train derails at Bostian's Bridge over Third Creek, two miles west of Statesville. Source: GenD.
Greensboro Wayne Railroad Dec. 15 1909 12 Passenger train on Southern Railway derails at Reedy Fork trestle, ten miles north of town. Injured total 25. Source: GenD.
Hamlet Richmond Railroad Jul. 27 1911 8 Collision of two trains in front of Hamlet roundhouse, passenger train versus freight train. 60 seriously hurt, 28 with minor injuries. Source: GenD.
Various Various Tornado Mar. 28 1984 42 Nine counties.
Various Various Tornado Feb. 19 1884 23 Two counties.
Various Various Tornado Apr. 2 1936 14 Guilford county (and maybe others?).
Various Columbus Tornado Nov. 16 2006 8  
Various Various Tornado Apr. 5 1931 6 Five counties in NC and VA. Source: GenD.
Various Various Tornado Apr. 3 1974 6 Two counties.
Roxobel Bertie Tornado Apr. 20 1943 5 Source: GenD.
Various Various Tornado May 5 1989 5 Two counties.
Farmville Chatham Mine May 27 1925 53 Coal Glen mine explosion. Source: Various.
Cumnock Lee Mine Dec. 19 1895 39 Coal mine. Explosion. Source: CDC.
Cumnock Lee Mine May 23 1899 23 Coal mine. Explosion. Source: CDC.
Altapass Mitchell Tunnel May 13? 1907 9 Nine killed by explosion during construction of railroad tunnel. Source: GenD.
Wilmington? New Hanover Boat/Ship Jun. 14 1838 150? Steamer Pulaski suffered boiler explosion some 30 miles from land. Source: GenD.
Currituck Beach Dare Boat/Ship Jan. 31 1878 150? Steamer Metropolis struck outer bar off Currituck Beach during a gale. Source: GenD.
Nag's Head Dare Boat/Ship Nov. 24 1877 98 Steamer Huron. Source: GenD.
Ocracoke Dare Boat/Ship Oct. 9 1837 95 Steamer Home sprung a leak, and ran ashore six miles north of Ocracoke. Source: GenD.
Cape Lookout Dare Boat/Ship Dec. 27? 1865 30? Steamer Constitution struck shoals of Cape Lookout in Dense Fog. Source: GenD.
Chowan River   Boat/Ship Feb. 17 1903 17? Steam passenger boat Olive, struck by tornado. Source: GenD.
Chicamicomico Dare Boat/Ship Feb. 22 1889 11 Josie Troop from Nova Scotia, a cargo ship. Source: GenD.
? ? Boat/Ship Before Dec. 9 1968 7 N&O index entry, December 9, 1968. Page 1.
Washington Beaufort Boat/Ship Jun. 28 1902 5 Tug J. L. Patterson overturned in storm while towing two schooners. Source: GenD.
Engelhard Hyde Boat/Ship Jan. 15 1915 5 Explosion of gas tank. Boat in Pamlico Sound
Southport Brunswick Boat/Ship Sept. 12 1928 5 Tank steamer Shreveport exploded at sea, off Frying Pan shoals. Four injured. 29 survivors. Source: Washington Post, 13SEP28.



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