Re: DC-9 Hail damage

Date:         08 Jun 98 02:58:09 
From:         westin*nospam@graphics.cornell.edu (Stephen H. Westin)
Organization: Program of Computer Graphics -- Cornell University
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> >I seem to recall that it was a 727 ...
>
> Nope.  Southern never had any 727s as far as I know.  In any case, the
> accident in question, which took place on April 4, 1977, involved a
> DC-9-31, registration N1335U.

Shows how memory can fade over twenty years...

> Incidentally, most or all of the
> fatalities occurred because the port wingtip caught an embankment just
> after touching down on the highway, and this caused the plane to veer
> to the left off the highway, right into a gasoline station.  The impact
> killed both pilots and 31 passengers; another 20 passengers died in the
> fire.  Eight people on the ground also died.

Yup, that was the one.

Thanks for the expert correction.

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