Albany, NY Plane Crashes Into Houses On Landing Attempt, Mar 3, 1972

Today on March 3, 1972 in Albany ...

"Mohawk Airlines Flight 405, on a landing path for Albany County Airport, hit one house and crashed through another house in Albany Friday night, killing at least 17 persons of the 47 aboard the flight."

"The plane was making its final approach to the east-west runway when it hit the house at 48 Edgewood Ave., spun and crashed through the front of the house at 50 Edgewood Ave."

"The force of the crash twisted the house off its foundation, dropping the front of the house into the basement and lifting the rear section about four to five feet off the ground."

Map: Perch River Wildlife Management Area

Map: Perch River Wildlife Management Area

This 7862-acre WMA is located in central Jefferson County five miles northwest of the City of Watertown. State Route #12 runs through the lower third of the Perch River marsh and has a parking area. The primary access points for recreationists are along the Vaadi, Dog Hill, and Allen roads (see map for additional access).

Perch River is dominated by its wetland and open water habitats but also offers woodland, early succession, and grassland habitats. The area is well known for its waterfowl and furbearer populations and also supports deer, upland small game, and variety of unique non-game species. The grasslands are mowed periodically in late summer to inhibit brush growth and maintain the diversity of habitat that make Perch River so attractive to wildlife. Water levels in the impoundments are managed to provide stable open water and emergent marsh habitat for the waterfowl and other water-dependent bird and furbearer species found on the area.

Year of the Record High Temperature

The climate in Albany is most quickly warming in the winter and spring. Very few recent high temperature record exist for meteorological summer -- the months of June, July August.

As of March 3, 2017, there are:
20 record highs in meteorological winter (December/January/February), dating from 2000 or later
26 record highs in meteorological spring (March/April/May), dating from 2000 or later
3 record highs in meteorological summer (June/July/August), dating from 2000 or later
10 record highs in meteorological autumn (September/October/November), dating from 2000 or later