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Los Angeles International Airport fogged in

Los Angeles International Airport fogged in

Jan. 29, 1958: American Airlines flight engineer Frank Nusser, left, and Capt. Don Young wait by their aircraft for fog to lift at Los Angeles International Airport.

A story in the Los Angles Times on Thursday, Jan. 30, 1958, reported:

Fog threw a 1,000-foot-deep blanket over the Southland yesterday, virtually paralyzing traffic in some districts. Traces of fog lingered in Civic Center until noon.

Brisk winds will mean less fog this morning, the Weather Bureau said. To takes its place there will be afternoon rain.

The fog clamped a misty fist on Los Angeles and Long Beach Harbors ….

Long Beach Municipal Airport was closed for landings from 11:04 p.m. Tuesday until 11:22 p.m. A few takeoffs were permitted after 9:57 a.m.

At Los Angeles International Airport, fog reduced visibility below airline safety minimums from 2:40 until 10 a.m. At one time, 14 planes were waiting on runways to take off. Incoming traffic was rerouted to Lockheed Air Terminal in Burbank.

This photo by staff photographer John Malmin was published in the Jan. 30, 1958, Los Angeles Times and won best metropolitan spot news photo of the year in the California-Nevada Associated Press competition.

1 Comment

  1. March 4, 2013, 9:35 pm

    Kind of like a scene from "The High and The Mighty".


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