Moral Township, Shelby County, Indiana
|• Type||Indiana township|
|• Total||36.7 sq mi (95 km2)|
|• Land||36.56 sq mi (94.7 km2)|
|• Water||0.14 sq mi (0.4 km2)|
|Elevation||794 ft (242 m)|
|• Density||125.2/sq mi (48.3/km2)|
|GNIS feature ID||453652|
Moral Township was organized before 1840.
According to the 2010 census, the township has a total area of 36.7 square miles (95 km2), of which 36.56 square miles (94.7 km2) (or 99.62%) is land and 0.14 square miles (0.36 km2) (or 0.38%) is water.
On September 9, 1969, Moral Township was the site of the deadliest air disaster in the history of Indiana. On that date, Allegheny Airlines Flight 853, a McDonnell Douglas DC-9-31 Jetliner, Registration N988VJ, collided in mid air with a Piper PA-28 registration N7374J which was a light general aviation aircraft. After the collision, Flight 853 inverted and impacted a soybean field near London, Indiana at over 430 MPH. Of the 82 people on board the DC-9, there were no survivors. The pilot and sole occupant of the PA-28 was killed upon impact with the tail assembly of the DC-9. With a death toll of 83, to date this is still the deadliest aviation disaster in the history of Indiana.
- "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
- "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
- "Population, Housing Units, Area, and Density: 2010 - County -- County Subdivision and Place -- 2010 Census Summary File 1". United States Census. Retrieved 2013-05-10.
- History of Shelby County, Indiana: From the Earliest Time to the Present, with Biographical Sketches, Notes, Etc. Brant & Fuller. 1887. p. 277.
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