These pages do not begin to cover all the disasters that have
taken place in every state. There is also controversy over
what constitutes and defines a "great" disaster from any other kind.
All disasters are "great" to those directly involved in them.
these pages are a mix of "great" and "not so great" disasters.
The major disasters are all covered in the larger sites I have
linked to as resources and the rest are related items of interest.
For example, you might not find a particular major disaster on
this list, but it may be included in a site such as gendisasters.com, which is one of the resources found here.
This is an excellent place to begin your research. The
links found here lead to an ever widening amount of information.
Good luck in your efforts.
Bonanza Air Lines Flight 114 __ "Bonanza Air Lines Flight 114 was a
Fairchild F27 turboprop airliner flying out of Phoenix, Arizona to McCarran
International Airport in Las Vegas, Nevada, on the evening of November 15
1964. During a nighttime landing approach in poor weather conditions it
crashed into a mountain about 8 miles (13 km) south of the airport. All 29
aboard died instantly..." An encyclopedic article with links to additional
resources. - From wikipedia -
FEMA: Nevada State Disaster History __ Nevada Disaster History. Major
Disaster Declarations. Click on the 'disaster #' on the right side of the
list to access detailed information including images and more. - illustrated
- From FEMA -
Galaxy Airlines Flight 203 __ "Of the 71 people aboard, three survived the
initial impact, but one of them died on January 29 and another on February
4. The lone survivor was then 17-year old George Lamson Jr., who was thrown
clear of the aircraft and landed upright, still in his seat, on South
Virginia Street." an encyclopedic article. - From wikipedia -
MGM Grand Hotel/Casino Fire __ "The second-largest loss of life hotel fire
in U.S. history took place ... at the MGM Grand Hotel/Casino in Las Vegas,
Nevada. As smoke filled the 26-story high rise, 85 people lost their lives
and hundreds of others were injured." - illustrated - From firehouse.com -
MGM Grand Hotel fire __ "On the morning of November 21, 1980, at about 07:10
PST, a fire broke out in a delicatessen at what was then the MGM Grand Hotel
and Casino (now Bally's Las Vegas) in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA, a well-known,
26-story luxury resort with more than 2,000 hotel rooms. The event remains
the worst disaster in Nevada history." An encyclopedic article. - From
Nevada Disasters Floods, Fires, Tornadoes, Mine Explosions and more __
Nevada Disasters. Events that touched our ancestor's lives: Nevada floods,
fires, tornadoes, hurricanes, storms, mining accidents, explosions, more.
Many click to read articles and resources. - illustrated - From gendisasters.com -