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Aeromexico 20 Years Ago  
User currently offlineGreg3322 From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 207 posts, RR: 0
Posted (8 years 2 months 3 weeks 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 2862 times:

It was 20 years ago today that an Aeromexico DC-9 and a Piper Cherokee collided in mid-air over Cerritos, CA.

I remember August 31, 1986 well. I lived just two miles from the crash site and remember seeing the smoke cloud before I found out what happend. I still live in the area and drive by there almost every day. Of course there is no sign that such a major accident occoured.

This accident led to some major changes with aviation in the U.S. The mode C requirements came about, TCAS was developed, and hopefully safer skies for everyone.

Greg

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