Meher Baba landed 4 times at Gander Airport, Newfoundland, Canada.
All flights were made in the 1950s. Three were made traveling Westward from Europe - 1952, 1956 & 1958.
These flights eventually landed Meher Baba and his companions in New York City.
Meher Baba's previous visit to the USA was in January 1935 by ship, 16 years prior.
In 1952, Meher Baba flew Eastward after visiting the USA and during which time he was involved in a serious car accident in Prague, Oklahoma on the 24th May.
( see webpage for Prague, OK. )
He along with Mehera Irani, Meheru Iran and Elizabeth Patterson in his vehicle were injured in the collision. The other occupants Mani Irani
was uninjured and attended to the injured.
The driver of the other vehicle was also injured.
After being treated for his extensive injuries and having recuperated sufficiently, Baba and his companions traveled to London to get further treatment and later more recuperation in Switzerland.
Meher Baba always had only 4 men mandali travel with him on these journeys, the exception being his close women mandali
who also traveled with them on the 1952 tour. Different men traveled with Baba for each of the touring years.
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( Left - right ) Meheru R. Irani, Mehera J. Irani, Mani S. Irani, Dr. Goher Irani
OLD TERMINAL BUILDING
MOSTLY CONSTELLATIONS PARKED AT GANDER AIRPORT
The September 11 attacks, often referred to as 9/11, were a series of four coordinated terrorist attacks by the Islamist terrorist group Al-Qaeda against the United States on the morning of Tuesday, September 11, 2001.
38 commercial planes and four military aircraft were forced to land at Gander International Airport. More than 6,500 passengers descended on several small towns in central Newfoundland. Appleton was one of them. Gander was another.
Below is the picture showing those planes parked along a runway during that time.
The residents of Gander and nearby stepped up to accommodate their guests through this period. There are many stories and films made telling this story.