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Looking Back: Huntsville’s Scitanic Disaster

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HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT)– It’s been 29 years since the paddleboat Scitanic capsized on the Tennessee River at Ditto Landing.

Eleven people drowned that day, July 7, 1984.  The cause was ruled to be due to a microburst that hit the boat.

Here is the story WHNT News 19 did the day of the disaster.