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June 20, 1964 - Ted Kennedy's plane crashes

Updated: Friday, August 2 2013, 09:17 PM EDT
On this day in 1964, Massachusetts Senator Ted Kennedy is badly injured in the crash of a small plane into an apple orchard in western Massachusetts.

Two others on board, including the pilot are killed.

His spine shattered, Kennedy spends weeks in the hospital, but physically he never fully recovers.

Two others also survived that crash, the plane coming up short of a nearby runway during bad thunderstorms.June 20, 1964 - Ted Kennedy's plane crashes


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