Tragically there would be another airplane incident at Shea but this time with a much smaller plane. In fact... it was a scale model that was flying around Shea Stadium during a 1/2 time show for the New York Jets. The scale model crashed into the Shea Stadium grandstand on December 9th 1979 injuring many and killing John Bowen of Nashua New Hampshire. It would be the low point of the stadium's history.