Listen: The Woman Who Cheated Death Twice on the Same Day
"Operator on a foggy the morning of July twenty eighth nineteen forty five at approximately. Nine A M B twenty five left the Bedford Army airfield the old Bedford. Massachusetts Bauer for Newark Liberty International Airport the bomber was on a personal transport mission in other words it was carried aside from the crew military personnel as they approach their destination and asked for clearance to land. It was denied due to heavy fog zero zero disability by approximately nine forty. The pilot decided to circle an attempt landing despite the warning but slightly disoriented added. He turned the plane right intending circling pattern instead of left moments later the B. Twenty five bombers smashed into the north side of New York's empire state-building this much. History is now known that the entire crew and passengers were killed and fourteen office workers on the seventy eight and seventy thirty ninth floor where the planes struck but history has no mention of the operator of this number six elevator. The bomber was travelling at over two hundred fifty miles an hour when it collided. One engine went clear through the Empire State Building and landed on the roof of building slightly lower mistreat below wreckage. Peer seven walls awesome. Flaming fuels dropped onto the streets. Of New York's busy shopping district fire broke out at the site of the crash on the entire empire. State building was evacuated waited in all twenty eight lives were lost. Although the massive structure was re open within days. Twenty year old Betty Lou. Oliver was operator for elevator number. Six and all the eightieth floor and the flying fortress be twenty-five slammed into the floor below the impact to the elevator shaft caused ause Betty Lou to be ejected from the elevator car when rescuers founder she had a broken back neck and fractured pelvis. Numerous burns cuts scrapes. She was treated on the spot. After the rescue workers had attended to her injuries she was placed on a stretcher. Gently slid onto the floor elevator. Number seven what they didn't know was that the cables for that elevator had also been damaged by the impact of the plane as they step back from the elevator car fully intending to send it down. They were concussed. By the sound of cable sharing and watched in horror as the weight of Betty Lou cost the cables to snap sending the car or carrying the injured woman into free fall for the remaining seventy seven floors amazingly that he loo. Oliver survived after she was rushed to a hospital inspection. Determine that a thousand feet of cable was coil the bottom of the shaft and that compressed air created by rapidly descending descending elevator car help cushioned the crash the story of Betty Lou Oliver Survival Seventy seven story freefall made the Guinness Book World Records Beyond that little is known of Betty Lou Oliver. It was determined that she was married at the time of the accident. Twenty years old and that she and and her husband moved to Arizona where she had three children and numerous grandchildren and lived to the age of seventy four. The elevator"