Date: 08 Jun 98 02:58:09 From: firstname.lastname@example.org (Stephen H. Westin) Organization: Program of Computer Graphics -- Cornell University References: 1 2 3 4
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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. -- -Stephen H. Westin Any information or opinions in this message are mine: they do not represent the position of Cornell University or any of its sponsors.