Millyard Museum Musings

Reporter’s notebook, July 31, 1973: Covering Delta Flight #723 crash at Logan on my 20th birthday

Smoke and fog and an unsettling stench still filled the air around us, and even though it wasn’t anything we’d yet covered in journalism class, I figured that, when you’re confronted with a scene that is simply so other-worldly, the best thing to do was to focus on the work, so I tried to disassociate myself from what it was that I was seeing. Minutes later, at a hastily assembled press conference, airport officials made it known to us that Flight 723 had come in from Grenier Field in Manchester. Disassociation was no longer possible. READ MORE