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PSA 182 26 Years Later  
User currently offlinePanAm747 From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 4242 posts, RR: 8
Posted (9 years 11 months 4 hours ago) and read 3116 times:

Good morning to all -

Today is the 26th anniversary of the horrific collision between PSA flight 182 and a Cessna Skyhawk over the North Park district of San Diego. In fact, as I write this, it is 9 AM here, the moment of the accident. As always, our united a.net family condolensces are extended to all family members of this tragedy.

If anyone is ever in San Diego, there is no marker of the tragedy at the actual site, but a few blocks away at 31st St and North Park way, just south of the library, is a tree planted in memory of the victims. There is a small memorial plaque listing the names of all those who perished. Very sad, but those who died can rest knowing that major changes were made in the Air Traffic Control system so that this type of accident can never happen again.


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User currently offlineFlyboyaz From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (9 years 11 months 3 hours ago) and read 3079 times:

Still breaks my heart to even read about. Truly a sad event. My roommate was there when it happened. The plane hit right in his great grandmother's neighborhood. Luckily she was ok...just a bit stunned.

User currently offlineCorpsnerd09 From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 448 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (9 years 11 months 3 hours ago) and read 3073 times:

That's the one with the really scary picture of the 727 falling practically upside down?

That picture gives me chills!



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User currently offlineStarlionblue From Greenland, joined Feb 2004, 17014 posts, RR: 67
Reply 3, posted (9 years 11 months 3 hours ago) and read 3043 times:

Very sad, but those who died can rest knowing that major changes were made in the Air Traffic Control system so that this type of accident can never happen again.

Not only that, but Visual rules were looked over. Technically, the pilots carried much of the blame since they failed to keep the Cessna in sight.



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User currently offlineLindy Field From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 3116 posts, RR: 14
Reply 4, posted (9 years 11 months 3 hours ago) and read 3029 times:
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A very memorable day from my childhood... I still remember the horrible photos on the cover of the San Diego Union newspaper the next day.
Here's the aircraft in better days.

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Click here for bigger photo!

Photo © Frank C. Duarte Jr.



User currently offlineWilcharl From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 1166 posts, RR: 3
Reply 5, posted (9 years 11 months 3 hours ago) and read 3019 times:

I was 10 hrs old when it happend... perhaps thats why im in the line of work i am in ...

User currently offlineSPREE34 From United States of America, joined Jun 2004, 2245 posts, RR: 9
Reply 6, posted (9 years 11 months 2 hours ago) and read 2986 times:

PanAm747 said

"Very sad, but those who died can rest knowing that major changes were made in the Air Traffic Control system so that this type of accident can never happen again."

This accident scenario could happen again 20 minutes from now, most anywhere in the country. What changes to the ATC system?



I don't understand everything I don't know about this.
User currently offlinePanAm747 From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 4242 posts, RR: 8
Reply 7, posted (9 years 11 months 2 hours ago) and read 2962 times:

While air traffic collisions are always possible, the unique circumstances that led to this accident are no longer possible.

First, a TCAS warning is no longer ignored. If the system alerts that a collision is about to happen, then it is not dismissed as a "computer glitch".

Second, inbound traffic, heading east before a 180 degree turn to line up with runway 27, is never allowed below 4000 feet until on the glidepath. Below 4000 feet is general aviation. Planes may fly low over the city, but that is when they are on final approach.



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User currently offlineIDAWA From Italy, joined Aug 2004, 303 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (9 years 11 months 2 hours ago) and read 2960 times:

Corpsnerd09,
this is the picture of the 727 falling down from the sky:



there are other images if you want, just go to http://www.planecrashinfo.com in the "Accident Pictures" section.

I take this chance to remember all those who perished on this crash. As always, our only relief in an air crash is that those people haven't died for nothing, since their sacrifice forced changes that have made impossible for another accident like that to happen again, thus saving many other lives.

I-DAWA.



Flown on: 319, 320, 321, 340, 727, 737, 747, 757, 767, 777, DC9, D10, M11, M80, 146, EM2, BEH, CRJ, DH8, L4T.
User currently offlinePsa53 From United States of America, joined exactly 11 years ago today! , 3058 posts, RR: 4
Reply 9, posted (9 years 10 months 4 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 2851 times:


It's sad in today's world,autopsy policies is
how things get changed.

I send best wishes and concerns to
family survivors and friends on this day
of remembrance.God Bless.

Also,at Fullerton(Ca),there was a crash
of a commuter plane into a shopping center.
This one could make national TV news because of the
dramatic photos. I hope everyone is ok.

Later




Tuesday's Off! Do not disturb.
User currently offlineStudentFlyer From Australia, joined Sep 2004, 688 posts, RR: 3
Reply 10, posted (9 years 10 months 4 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 2813 times:

Let's just hope that no further traffic collision occurs. It's just horrific to see people plunging to their deaths because of one silly mistake. My heart still goes for the victims and the families, and will always remember them in my prayers.

I would not like to see any people out there suffer from this type of accident, nor any other accidents.

Lest we forget.


Regards,
AK


User currently offlineClrd2go From United States of America, joined Feb 2003, 1000 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (9 years 10 months 4 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 2764 times:

I get chills too when I look at that photo, wondering what it was like in the
cabin for the poor passengers.


Jim



What a long strange trip it's been
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