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A Long Time Ago  
User currently offlineDasheighty From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 311 posts, RR: 2
Posted (13 years 5 months 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 1046 times:

When I was young I thought I remember seeing a News report followed by some film of a National Airlines (Pre Pan Am merger) DC-10 In the water with only it's tail out of the water.

Did this really happen or am I confusing things from years ago?

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User currently offlineAA737-823 From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 5875 posts, RR: 11
Reply 1, posted (13 years 5 months 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 1007 times:

IT happened, but I don't think it was national. I think it was World Airways.

Randy


User currently offlineHighflyer16 From United States of America, joined Apr 2001, 117 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (13 years 5 months 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 996 times:

No, it actually happened in 1979 or thereabouts, in the Gulf of Mexico right off Pensacola Florida. It was a National jet, but I can't remember if it was the 727 or DC10, the only thing I remember is it had an engine on the tail. As I remember, it was in sort of a marsh. I think most passengers got out safely. I'll have to look it up on the accident websites and let you know if I find the details.



User currently offlineHighflyer16 From United States of America, joined Apr 2001, 117 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (13 years 5 months 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 995 times:

Here is the info from airdisasters.com:

Date of Crash: May 8, 1978
National Airlines 727 jet
crashed in a marsh not far from Pensacola airport
three people died out of 58 on board.
Pilot error was to blame due to a faulty approach.

So no, you were not dreaming! This was National's last incident before being bought by Pan Am.



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