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Towns Famous For Crashes  
User currently offlineSpinkid From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 1118 posts, RR: 0
Posted (8 years 5 months 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 6892 times:

I was just thinking about how some places are famous for the fact that they had a signifigant crash there. Some that came to mind are.

Kenner, LA
Shanksville, PA
East Moriches, NY

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User currently offlineBDKLEZ From Ireland, joined Jun 2005, 1735 posts, RR: 10
Reply 1, posted (8 years 5 months 6 days ago) and read 6888 times:

The village of Kegworth is now rather well known after the British Midland air disaster in 1989 when this B734 crashed onto the motorway embankment just short of the runway after it had only just previously passed very low indeed over the town.



 

[Edited 2006-05-25 02:04:37]


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User currently offlineSpartanmjf From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 506 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (8 years 5 months 6 days ago) and read 6879 times:

Lockerbie.
Peggy's Cove.

May their souls rest in peace.



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User currently offlinePetmbro From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 260 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (8 years 5 months 6 days ago) and read 6867 times:

Arlington, VA and the pentagon. Everytime I pass by I think of those poor victims on AA 77 and those who lost their lives that day.

[Edited 2006-05-25 02:08:39]


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User currently offlineStarlionblue From Greenland, joined Feb 2004, 17069 posts, RR: 66
Reply 4, posted (8 years 5 months 6 days ago) and read 6857 times:

Sioux City, IA.

New York City of course. Maybe the most famous crash(es) of all time.



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User currently offlineUnitedTristar From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (8 years 5 months 6 days ago) and read 6857 times:

Sioux City Iowa  crying 

-m

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User currently offlineSpartanmjf From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 506 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (8 years 5 months 6 days ago) and read 6832 times:

Tenerife will always mean an air disaster to anyone who has seen the pictures of the wreckage of two 747 jumbo jets.


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User currently offlineGman3 From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 290 posts, RR: 2
Reply 7, posted (8 years 5 months 6 days ago) and read 6805 times:

Glen Cove, NY- Avianca crash in 1990
Cerritos, CA - Mid air collision 1986


User currently offlineGr8SlvrFlt From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 1608 posts, RR: 10
Reply 8, posted (8 years 5 months 6 days ago) and read 6794 times:

Lakehurst, NJ: LZ-129 Hindenburg "Oh the humanity!"

New Hope, Georgia: Southern DC-9.

Ermenonville, France: THY DC-10.


User currently offlineStarCityFlyr From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (8 years 5 months 6 days ago) and read 6778 times:

Asheville, NC - Piedmont Airlines B-727 Mid air collision with a Cessna 310

User currently offlineTheSonntag From Germany, joined Jun 2005, 3632 posts, RR: 29
Reply 10, posted (8 years 5 months 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 6734 times:

Überlingen, Germany - the city above which a Tu154 and a 757 collided. One year later the father of a child killed in the Tu154 killed the air traffic controller. A tragedy.

Ramstein - Famous for the desaster of the Frecce Tricolori which killed more than 70 people at an air show in the late 80s.


User currently offlineAmerican762 From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 175 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (8 years 5 months 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 6720 times:

Glen Cove/Oyster Bay Cove - Avianca
Long Island Sound (not a town so much) TWA 800
Pango Pango, Samoa. Pan Am 707 Clipper Radiant
Karachi, Pakistan. Pan Am 747 Clipper Empress of the Seas. (Not a crash but an extremely famous hijacking that took place on the ground)

[Edited 2006-05-25 03:10:18]


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User currently offlineDtwclipper From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (8 years 5 months 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 6672 times:

Brooklyn New York & Staten Island NY: UA DC-8 TWA Connie mid-air collision
Tenerife


User currently offlineZippyjet From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 5488 posts, RR: 13
Reply 13, posted (8 years 5 months 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 6646 times:


  • Grand Canyon- 1956 United DC-7/TWA Connie collision
  • Tell City, In. - 1960 NW Lockheed Electra crash
  • Lockerbie Scotland- Pan Am 103
  • Brooklyn, NY. early 1960s collision between a UA DC-8 and I believe TWA Connie
  • Gander Newfoundland 1985 DC-8 Arrow Air crash (US. troop charter)
  • DFW- DL L1011 windshear accident
  • Elkton, Md. early 1960s Pan Am 707 crash


Sadly there are many more.  crying 



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User currently offlineDtwclipper From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (8 years 5 months 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 6627 times:

Quoting Zippyjet (Reply 13):
Tell City, In. - 1960 NW Lockheed Electra crash

Also Buffalo TX, BN Electra


User currently offlineCIDflyer From United States of America, joined Apr 2005, 2329 posts, RR: 3
Reply 15, posted (8 years 5 months 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 6601 times:

I was just 7 at the time but I always rememeber seeing the picture of the AA DC10 after the engine fell off before it crashed at ORD in 1979

User currently offlineYYZflyer From Canada, joined Feb 2006, 3643 posts, RR: 4
Reply 16, posted (8 years 5 months 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 6588 times:

JAL 747 flight 123 that crashed into a mountain after the tail ripped off  Sad


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User currently offlineGo3Team From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 3267 posts, RR: 16
Reply 17, posted (8 years 5 months 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 6589 times:

Lockerbie
NYC
Tenerife
Souix City
DC - Air Florida, and AA



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User currently offlineUnited787 From United States of America, joined May 2005, 2731 posts, RR: 2
Reply 18, posted (8 years 5 months 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 6557 times:

Roselawn, Indiana

American Eagle 4184 ATR-72 crash on October 31, 1994.

I was living in Champaign, Illinois at the time and I remember being outside in that horrible storm, when I came back inside I turned on the TV and found out about that accident.

When I drive down I-65 (which is rare) and pass Roselawn, I will always think of that crash, infact, I passed there on October 31, 2004, the 10 year anniversary coming back from a wedding.

Also, Sioux City, Iowa forever linked with the UA DC-10.


User currently offlineFlySSC From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 7415 posts, RR: 57
Reply 19, posted (8 years 5 months 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 6552 times:

Quoting YYZflyer (Reply 16):
JAL 747 flight 123 that crashed into a mountain after the tail ripped off

OK. So which town related to this accident is now famous ???   

Quoting Spinkid (Thread starter):
Kenner, LA
Shanksville, PA

What happened there ???

Quoting Spartanmjf (Reply 6):
Tenerife will always mean an air disaster to anyone who has seen the pictures of the wreckage of two 747 jumbo jets.

100% Agree. This is the only really famous place (though not a town) related to an air desaster.

I never heard anybody talking about the "East Moriches Crash", or "Pegy's Cove Crash", or "Sioux City Crash". They talk about "TWA800 Crash" or "Swissair MD-11 Crash", or "United DC10 Crash" ...

On the other, I don't hear often people taking about "KLM/PanAm ground collision" ... most of them talk about " the Tenerife Disaster".

The other Air disaster famous for its location is "The Lockerbie disaster".

[Edited 2006-05-25 04:21:18]

User currently offlineDeltaRules From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 3788 posts, RR: 9
Reply 20, posted (8 years 5 months 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 6512 times:

BOS has had a few at the airport, hasn't it? The DL DC-9 that hit the seawall comes to mind. Wasn't that where the World DC-10 went into the water as well?

Quoting FlySSC (Reply 19):
Shanksville, PA

What happened there ???

United 93.

DeltaRules

[Edited 2006-05-25 04:23:33]


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User currently offlinePlaneGuy27 From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 314 posts, RR: 0
Reply 21, posted (8 years 5 months 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 6484 times:

Nagoya - wasn't there a China Airlines A300 crash there

User currently offlineUSAIRWAYS321 From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 1848 posts, RR: 9
Reply 22, posted (8 years 5 months 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 6476 times:

Aliquippa, PA -- USAir 427

User currently offlineBoeingfanyyz From Canada, joined Jul 2005, 991 posts, RR: 2
Reply 23, posted (8 years 5 months 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 6467 times:

N.Y.C., New York
Monterrey Bay, California

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User currently offlineL-188 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 29805 posts, RR: 58
Reply 24, posted (8 years 5 months 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 6453 times:

I think some of the cities that have been mentioned are famous because the name of the city is what what used to publicly define the event.

Quoting Spartanmjf (Reply 2):
Lockerbie.



Quoting Starlionblue (Reply 4):
Sioux City, IA.



Quoting Spartanmjf (Reply 6):
Tenerife



Quoting Gr8SlvrFlt (Reply 8):
Lakehurst,



Quoting TheSonntag (Reply 10):
Ramstein



Quoting United787 (Reply 18):
Roselawn, Indiana

I agree with all of those. Those are towns that are defined by the communities they happened it. I can drop those names and everybody will know what crash I am talking about. There is a good point about Tenerife not being a community and it is true that a location doesn't always have to be a city to evoke a memory of a crash....just mention Grand Canyon, Everglades and you think of that DC-6 Connie collision, The L-1011 or Valujet.

I would add one more, Dallas Texas. There have been multiple crashes there but you mention crash and Dallas and everybody pictures that Delta L-1011 tail next to the water tank..



Quoting Spinkid (Thread starter):
Shanksville, PA



Quoting Petmbro (Reply 3):
Arlington, VA and the pentagon.

Don't agree with those 9/11 is going to be defined by the Pentagon and the WTC...not by the Arlington and Shanksville will be forgotten and just be known as that "Field in Penn."



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25 Spinkid : Pan Am Flight 759 on July 9,1982. The death toll was 154 (145 on the plane, 9 on the ground). The airliner crashed after experiencing severe wind she
26 PanAm747 : Not really a city, but a district in the city - "North Park" is the section of San Diego where PSA 182 crashed in 1978. The actual site is long rebuil
27 Stirling : The Everglades Crash.... There was actually two. My mind automatically thinks of the older one. (Even though it is not a city as requested by the OP..
28 Navairjax : How about the Eastern Electra that plunged into the harbor after flying into a flock of birds (I believe they were starlings) early 1960s. Rockaway,
29 JoseMEX : Mejorada del Campo, near MAD, where an AV 747 crashed in 1983. (MEX a.netters: Writer Jorge Ibargüengoitia died on that crash; he was on his way to B
30 IsuA380B777 : Tenerefe - Canary Islands
31 Fly2CHC : Does a mountain made famous count? If so, Mt Erebus, Antarctica for the 1978 (?) Air New Zealand DC-10 crash.
32 Alias1024 : The Grand Canyon would have been pretty famous without the midair. I don't think it is the most popular national park because two aircraft ran into e
33 WesternA318 : Mexico City, Mexico Western Airlines DC-10-10
34 MasseyBrown : It wasn't a crash, just an unpowered landing, but the Gimli Glider at Gimli, Manitoba ought to qualify.
35 Post contains images Glareskin : First of all: definitely Tenerife and Lockerbie are the names that became famous by the disasters. And in the meanwhile probably Shanksville PA and "t
36 TripleDelta : Vrbovec, Croatia On September 10th 1976, a BEA Trident 2E and Inex-Adria DC-9 collided at FL330 over ZAG VOR. 176 fatalities on both aircraft, marking
37 Post contains links AirbusA6 : I think Munich has to be high on the list, after the 1958 Airspeed Ambassador crash there that wiped out half the famous 'Busby Babes' Manchester Unit
38 Jeremy : Romulus, Michigan Northwest MD-80. Only one survivor.
39 Post contains images Skyman : Amsterdam B-747 crashes into town after departure Ueberlingen, Germany: The midair-collision which destroyed trust in ATC Teneriffe: The worlds most
40 EGTESkyGod : To me, (and I'm surprised its not mentioned) Gonesse is famous for the most notorious crash in history. RIP those killed on 25th July 2000. Also, the
41 AlexPorter : Kahului, Pittsburgh, Cali, Carrollton, Cove Neck - respectively incidents involving an Aloha 732, a USAir 733, an AA 752, an ASA Brasilia, and an Avia
42 IBERIA747 : Yup, that accident occured in November 1983, and just a couple of weeks later (Dec 7th, 1983), an Iberia 727 and an Aviaco DC9 collided on the runway
43 KingAir200 : I always think about NW 255 when I drive across that bridge. How about Southern's N97S that crashed in Huntington, WV with the Marshall football team
44 Jeremy : Does anybody know the status of the girl who did survive this crash?
45 AzoresLover : This was the Eastern L-1011 crash. IIRC, he was to be holding at 2000 feet while the crew was troubleshooting a landing gear light indicator. The cre
46 AlexPorter : Apparently married and reclusive from the media. Didn't movement from one of the pilots cause the control stick to move, disengaging the autopilot?
47 Post contains images DeltaGuy767 : SAN- PSA-727/Cessna-172 crash 70's From BDL and BAF, DeltaGuy767
48 AzoresLover : You are correct. That started a very gradual descent, which the pilots were too preoccupied with the light bulb to notice.
49 Mainliner : I believe you're thinking of Saudia flt. 163, an L1011. Very tragic indeed; due to the poor response of the crew in dealing with the emergency.
50 Post contains images Skyman : correct thanks
51 KingAir200 : I think they hit a railroad bridge first, or was it I-94? I can't remember So, I guess I think about it when I drive across the I-94 bridge, which is
52 Cornish : I live in Staines, near Heathrow. For many years until Lockerbie, the Staines crash of a BEA Trident in 1972 was the worst civil air disaster in the U
53 Post contains links Hmmmm... : Two small towns that stand out in my mind simply because, not being from the United States, I know of these places only through knowledge of air disat
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