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AA 191 Memorial Finally  
User currently offlineordjoe From United States of America, joined Aug 2010, 708 posts, RR: 0
Posted (2 years 11 months 1 week 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 7726 times:

http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20111014/news/710149921/



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

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User currently offlinecbphoto From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 1555 posts, RR: 5
Reply 1, posted (2 years 11 months 1 week 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 7689 times:

Simple, yet tasteful! Very nice to see a memorial finally set up for this tragedy!


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User currently offlinetype-rated From United States of America, joined Sep 1999, 5036 posts, RR: 19
Reply 2, posted (2 years 11 months 1 week 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 7429 times:

The wall fits in nicely with the landscaping. It seems to bring a feeling of peace to that area.


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User currently offlinebeardown91737 From United States of America, joined Jun 2011, 542 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (2 years 11 months 1 week 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 7429 times:

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.

This link displays a satellite photo with labels, and you can zoom out to see the surrounding area.

http://wikimapia.org/1498621/Crash-S...te-of-American-Airlines-Flight-191



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User currently offlineMacsog6 From Singapore, joined Jan 2010, 533 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (2 years 11 months 1 week 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 7400 times:
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I am in the Admirals Club at ORD right now and read this with a haunting memory of that day. May all the pax and crew rest in peace and it is fitting that a memorial has finally been built.

Let us learn from their sacrifces. Fly safe, cut no corners.



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User currently offlineordjoe From United States of America, joined Aug 2010, 708 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (2 years 11 months 1 week 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 6199 times:

So true to how cutting corners is never acceptable. To bad the cash sitE is off limits, would like to go up to it.

User currently offlineSTT757 From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 16872 posts, RR: 51
Reply 6, posted (2 years 11 months 1 week 4 days ago) and read 4549 times:

More photos here:

http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20111015/news/710159811/photos/



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User currently offlineBNAOWB From United States of America, joined Dec 2009, 398 posts, RR: 1
Reply 7, posted (2 years 11 months 1 week 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 2199 times:

So, the location of the memorial is about 2 miles east of the crash site?

User currently offlineRubberJungle From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (2 years 11 months 1 week 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 1960 times:

Crash site was 42deg 00' 35" N, 87deg 55 '45" W

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