NEWFOUNDLAND

Canadian flag 1921 - 1965
Canadian flag 1921 - 1965
 Present-day flag
Present-day flag

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.

 

1952 : Meher Baba at Myrtle Beach Center
1952 : Meher Baba at Myrtle Beach Center
Lat April 1952 : Meher Baba standing with Mehera Irani on the Meher Center, Myrtle Beach, SC.
Lat April 1952 : Meher Baba standing with Mehera Irani on the Meher Center, Myrtle Beach, SC.
Meher Center in 1952 ; The women mandali stayed in the Guest House.
Meher Center in 1952 ; The women mandali stayed in the Guest House.

( Left - right )   Meheru R. Irani,   Mehera J. Irani,   Mani S. Irani,  Dr. Goher Irani

1952 : TWA PLANE ROUTE
1952 : TWA PLANE ROUTE
1956 : Meher Baba with the Indian men mandali who travelled with him for the USA & Australian tours.
1956 : Meher Baba with the Indian men mandali who travelled with him for the USA & Australian tours.
1950s - 60s
1950s - 60s

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.

 

VIDEOS