Seems they finally built a memorial for this and it was unveiled today, might head out there tommorow.
By the way, anyone who is familiar with the area, does anyone know where exactly the point of impact was when DC10 hit the ground
beardown91737 From United States of America, joined Jun 2011, 613 posts, RR: 0
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The crash site was about 1 mile past the end of 32R at the old Ravenswood Airport which had long been closed due to proximity to ORD.
It is immediately north of the Chicago Police Canine Training Facility which was operational at the time. The aircraft came within about 1/2 mile of the Amoco Oil tank farm just to the west and less than 1/2 mile short of the Northwest Tollway (I-90).
On that sad day, the air was fairly clear and the smoke plume could be seen from far away. We could see it from our building in downtown Chicago.
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