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User currently offlineWA727 From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 174 posts, RR: 0
Posted (10 years 4 months 2 weeks 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 2916 times:

Interesting article about an air disaster in 1962 that inspired the original Airport book and movie. Boeing 707 headed for Kansas City Municipal. Long before MCI.


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User currently offlineGman3 From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 290 posts, RR: 2
Reply 1, posted (10 years 4 months 2 weeks 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 2880 times:

Interestig article. However, I believe that the first sabotage of an airline took place on United in the 50s. A passenger placed a bomb in his mothers luggage in order to collect life insurance. It happened in 1955 on a flight out of Denver. It blew up over Longmont , Colorado.

User currently offlineTom in NO From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 7194 posts, RR: 31
Reply 2, posted (10 years 4 months 2 weeks 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 2840 times:

The last line of the linked article mentions that Arthur Hailey, the author of "Airport" passed away last year in the Bahamas. I hadn't heard that before.

In addition to "Airport", he also penned such superb books as:
"Hotel" (upon which the 1980's ABC show was based)
"The Final Diagnosis"
"Runway 08" (the TV movie "Terror In the Sky" was based on this book)
"The Evening News"
"The Moneychangers" (a movie starring Kirk Douglas and Christopher Plummer was based on this book)
"Strong Medicine"
"In High Places"

One of my favorite authors.

Tom at MSY

"The criminal ineptitude makes you furious"-Bruce Springsteen, after seeing firsthand the damage from Hurricane Katrina
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