Today in History - August 1

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Today in History - August 1

Thursday, Aug 1 2013 by kjfitz
1976 - Race car driver Niki Lauda was involved in a fiery accident in the German Grand Prix on the 14-mile Nürburgring race course. His helmet came off after a hard impact with a barrier, the car erupted into flames, and another race car collided with him after he came to a stop.

Site of Niki Lauda's near fatal accident
2011 - First Air Flight 6560 crashed near Resolute, Nunavut Canada. 12 of the 15 people on board were killed.

Boeing 737-200 Crash Site