Bill Harrigan is a retired freelance TV news photographer who worked the overnight hours covering Eastern Massachusetts from 1981-2007. Harrigan has his own extensive video library of the stories he covered over that 26-year period. You can click here to read more details about Harrigan and see his story log, here.
The above video is of the nine-alarm fire that occurred after the crash of a small cargo plane in the Dorchester section of Boston. Here is some of what the New York Times wrote about the incident:
A twin-engine cargo plane crashed into a residential neighborhood three miles short of Logan Airport early this morning, killing the pilot and setting off a nine-alarm fire.
The fire gutted three houses and seven automobiles. Three of the 18 residents of the houses were hospitalized with burns, one of them in critical condition.
The plane, a Piper Seneca, was carrying bank notes, checks and financial papers from Teterboro, N.J., when it veered off course and dived into a three-story wooden house in the Dorchester section at 1:08 A.M., shaving off the front of the building. ‘It Was Like a Meteor Hit’.
Below is Harrigan’s video of the aftermath.