Chgoan From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 230 posts, RR: 0 Posted (11 years 7 months 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 3511 times:
Just remembered today, Halloween, is the anniversary of the American Eagle #4184 ATR crash in Roselawn, Indiana in 1994. The posting about "Halloween flying" sparked my memory. I remember watching TV after being out and hearing that the ATR nose dived into a field between Indianapolis and Chicago....thought it was spooky it went down on Halloween.
UPSfueler From United States of America, joined May 2003, 430 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (11 years 7 months 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 3307 times:
Positive Rate, There is a small memorial made by the townspeople near the feild where it went down. I have pics if youd like me to send them to you. Pretty much alls it is is a bunch of little white crosses and a plaque. I was there last December when i decided to stop by driving home to Chicago from Indy.
Highliner2 From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 696 posts, RR: 2
Reply 6, posted (11 years 7 months 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 3225 times:
I remember that night too, Bears vs. Packers was on when it happened, and that was one of the worst Halloween's weather-wise I can recall. If anyone is interested, there is a book on the that crash written by a former AE ATR pilot called "Unheeded Warning" it is a MUST read. Just a great book that offers some amazing insight into not only the crash but also the ATR's problems with icing that went ignored. Anybody know why ORD went all RJ? The ATRs simply are not safe to be flown in ice, that's why they all were sent to MIA and SJU.