Firefighters move hoses and survey the scene at  Farrell's Ice Cream Parlor in Sacramento after an F-86 jet crashed into the building on September 24, 1972 .

Twenty-two people died when the old war jet failed to take off from runway 12-30 at Executive Aiport during an air show and crashed into Farrell's Ice Cream Parlor at 4:25 p.m. Twelve of the victims were children. Nine members of one family died. Two victims were a husband and wife in their car on Freeport Boulevard when the car ricocheted off the berm next to Freeport Boulevard. A 23rd person was hit and killed by a car minutes later as she ran toward the ice cream parlor, thinking wrongly that her grandchildren were inside. Farrell's never reopened.  Sacramento Bee photograph by Leo Neibaur.

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Firefighters move hoses and survey the scene at Farrell's Ice Cream Parlor in Sacramento after an F-86 jet crashed into the building on September 24, 1972 . Twenty-two people died when the old war jet failed to take off from runway 12-30 at Executive Aiport during an air show and crashed into Farrell's Ice Cream Parlor at 4:25 p.m. Twelve of the victims were children. Nine members of one family died. Two victims were a husband and wife in their car on Freeport Boulevard when the car ricocheted off the berm next to Freeport Boulevard. A 23rd person was hit and killed by a car minutes later as she ran toward the ice cream parlor, thinking wrongly that her grandchildren were inside. Farrell's never reopened. Sacramento Bee photograph by Leo Neibaur. Without Words - 2007 Crocker Exhibition Sacramento Bee Staff Photo
Firefighters move hoses and survey the scene at Farrell's Ice Cream Parlor in Sacramento after an F-86 jet crashed into the building on September 24, 1972 . Twenty-two people died when the old war jet failed to take off from runway 12-30 at Executive Aiport during an air show and crashed into Farrell's Ice Cream Parlor at 4:25 p.m. Twelve of the victims were children. Nine members of one family died. Two victims were a husband and wife in their car on Freeport Boulevard when the car ricocheted off the berm next to Freeport Boulevard. A 23rd person was hit and killed by a car minutes later as she ran toward the ice cream parlor, thinking wrongly that her grandchildren were inside. Farrell's never reopened. Sacramento Bee photograph by Leo Neibaur. Without Words - 2007 Crocker Exhibition Sacramento Bee Staff Photo

From the Bee Archives: Old jet plane kills 22 in crash into Crossroads ice cream shop

September 17, 2012 12:00 AM

UPDATED October 08, 2014 10:37 AM

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