Re: SAS ditching near LAX

Date:         07 Jan 97 07:20:21 
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>In the 1960s JAL ditched a DC-8 successfully in the bay south of San
>Francisco.  Landing in fog, the crew made a navigational error and found
>themselves in the bay instead of on the runway.  Everyone got out a little
>wet, but the plane was upright and in one piece.  The pilot, shamed, later
>committed suicide.

This airplane was purchased by United and I was told that I was aboard it
when I flew on a DC-8 from DEN to BOS in 1987.  The F/A's called it Tokyo
Rose.  I enjoyed the flight immensely having been upgraded to First!