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Published August 28, 2011, 06:04 PM

Memorial marks 1950 Minneapolis airliner crash

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — It's been more than six decades since a Northwest Orient Airlines plane crashed into a Minneapolis home, killing two children inside and all 13 people on board.

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — It's been more than six decades since a Northwest Orient Airlines plane crashed into a Minneapolis home, killing two children inside and all 13 people on board.

On Saturday, relatives of the victims gathered to dedicate a memorial so those victims are not forgotten.

Flight 307 clipped a flagpole at Fort Snelling, aborted its landing and went down in a snowstorm March 7, 1950, crashing into the West Minnehaha Parkway home of Diane Doughty Madsen, now of Elk River. She was 15 at the time. Her brother and sister were killed.

Doughty Madsen says she's grateful former city council member Mark Kaplan raised money for the marker, a large boulder with an aluminum plaque, across the street.

Also attending were other relatives of victims, including the widow of the pilot.

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