Particularly chilling were the accounts of the bodies of a couple found in their Audi who had been killed as they were driving, a hysterical blood stained mother and her baby who had been in a car where a body had smashed through the windshield, and a resident of one of the homes who had been talking on the phone to her sister at the time of the crash who was found with the receiver still in her hand.
BoingGoingGone From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (11 years 8 months 1 week 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 6325 times:
I was in school, ten blocks away...
Windows rattled, smoke lifting into the air. My mom freaking out as she had been heading east on the I-94 and saw the collision. She initially thought it hit closer to the school. She was releived to find we were safe.
Sad day for PSA and San Diego..... Growing up all I wanted to do was work for PSA. They didn't wait for me.
Capt.fantastic From United States of America, joined Aug 1999, 777 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (11 years 8 months 1 week 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 6308 times:
The cockpit transcript of this crash is very disturbing to read. All crashes are horrific tragedies, but this one is particularly chilling. I've listened to the ATC audio and to hear the captain say "This is it" is extremely frightening. Before taht he said "We're going down, this is PSA" Very sad.
Psa53 From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 3115 posts, RR: 4
Reply 10, posted (11 years 8 months 1 week 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 5983 times:
My sister and brother-in-law,at the time,
lived in a apartment, just a few blocks
from the crash site. What a "War Zone"
they said.I pass my prayers to the souls
affected and to people who lost love
ones.May God give you strength! Continue!
JBirdAV8r From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 4498 posts, RR: 20
Reply 12, posted (11 years 8 months 1 week 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 5878 times:
I don't think it was spinning, just in a right descending dive (increasing bank of course). A big chunk of the right wing was taken out...along with the high-lift devices. In a nutshell, the left wing was producing a LOT more lift than the right, and there was nothing the pilots could do. If you look closely you can see full up elevator and full left aileron, indicating that they were trying to recover--but it was pointless in the long run.
That picture IS a chilling one...I still think it's even a bit more chilling than the 9/11 impact pictures. The one with the housetop in it really gets to me.
Copaair737 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (11 years 8 months 1 week 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 5826 times:
What a gruesome tale. I wasnt around back then, but it is probably like the time i was in GUM when the KE 747 smashed into nimitz hill, lemme tell you, that was really gruesome. burning bodies and everything.
Lindy field From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 3141 posts, RR: 13
Reply 18, posted (11 years 8 months 1 week 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 5648 times:
I was living in San Diego at the time, and was just shy of turning five years old. I was already really into planes and the crash was a very memorable event of my childhood. I remember the photos plastered on the front pages of the newspapers... and becoming very afraid that I would see a plane crash while at the airport.
Lax From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 2290 posts, RR: 3
Reply 19, posted (11 years 8 months 1 week 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 5484 times:
I'm seemingly constantly dreaming of plane crashes. Anybody else dream about witnessing aircraft going down right before your eyes?
I have two varieties of these odd dreams ....
1.) I'm thinking to myself while watching a plane going overhead: "That plane doesn't sound right. It's going down." It then proceeds to crash in a field out of my view, with just the ensuing explosion/fire visible.
2.) I actually watch the jet spinning out of control and crashing into the ground.
I've even had dreams of jetliners crashing directly into my house, with a scramble for survival following (successfully). Weird indeed.
Any psychiatrists amongst us that can explain my penchant for disaster in dreams?