Tomorrow marks the thirtieth anniversary of Kansas City’s worst disaster. The collapse of the skywalks at the Hyatt Regency Hotel at a time when the lobby was crowded with dancers killed 114 people an injured an additional 216. It was the deadliest structural failure in national history at the time. The tragedy remains the third-worst disaster in Missouri history, only trailing the St. Louis tornado of 1896 and the May 22nd Joplin tornado.
Reporter Ray Read at affiliate KCMO has prepared four special reports about that terrible night.
hyatt3 :60 Sunday is the 30th anniversary of Kansas City’s greatest tragedy, an event still fresh in the memories of hundreds of people. Ray Read has some of the voices from that terrible night.
hyatt1 :60 What they did and what they saw three decades ago in a Kansas City tragedy haunts those who survived or served. soc
hyatt2 :60 Gruesome memories remain vivid for those who were part of the Hyatt-Regency skywalks collapse thirty years ago Sunday. Some of those people have shared those memories.
hyatt4 :63 Some people are still getting over the Hyatt Regency Skywalks collapse as tomorrow’s 30th anniverary of the tragedy is observed. Ray Read has talked to one of those still recovering.