Historical marker at the crash site of Flight 6231

The Historical Society of Rockland County and the Historical Society of the Palisades Interstate Park Region invite the public to join a group hike to the crash site of Northwest Airlines Flight 6231 in Harriman State Park. The hike is scheduled for March 25, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. (rain or shine).

The flight crashed in the park on December 1, 1974, just minutes after taking off from Kennedy Airport, on its way to Buffalo. The accident killed three crew members, the only persons on board the plane.

The hike is approximately two miles (one mile in and one mile out). It is rated an easy to moderate hike over gently rolling terrain. Sturdy footwear is recommended due to some rocky terrain. A short lecture will take place at the site.

 The price to join the hike is $5/person. Pre-paid reservations are required and participants must RSVP by March 11.

Reserve a ticket by visiting www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2881588. If you’d like more information visit www.rocklandhistory.org or call 845-634-9629. 

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