Re: old DC10 crash in Portland

From:         iwcox@tucson.princeton.edu (Isaiah Watas Cox)
Organization: Princeton University
Date:         24 Feb 94 23:40:50 PST
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In article <airliners.1994.960@orchard.Chicago.COM> kls@ohare.Chicago.COM (Karl Swartz) writes:
>>I'm trying to chase down a story about a DC10 that ran
>>out of fuel while in a holding pattern over Portland, OR
>>and was forced to land on a highway within the city limits.

It has been a while, but I grew up in Portland. In the early 80s, when
many DC-10s were going down, one did have a landing gear problem, and
ran out of fuel. It landed in a tree grove on the east side of the city
near the airport. No fatalities -- the trees supported the plane.

I am positive it was a DC-10, not a DC-8. 

Isaiah