New monument marks anniversary of Brooklyn air crash

BROOKLYN - (AP) - A historic cemetery has a new memorial honoringthe 134 people who died in a midair plane collision over New YorkCity 50 years ago.

Bagpipers played "Amazing Grace" as about 150 people,including relatives, watched the unveiling of a granite monument onThursday. A bronze plaque bears the names of the victims of theDec. 16, 1960 crash.

The collision of a United Air Lines DC-8 and a TWA propellerplane left a legacy of improved air safety in its wake. The United plane destroyed at least 10 buildings when it crashedinto the Park Slope neighborhood.

The memorial is at Brooklyn's Green-Wood Cemetery.

It is the final resting place of many notables, includingcomposer Leonard Bernstein.

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