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Most Dramatic Picture

Sat Jun 26, 1999 11:16 pm

What´s the most dramatic aircraft accident picture you ever saw in your whole life?
* In my opinion is the mid-air collision between PSA 727-214 and a Cessna 172 in San Diego, 1978. I get scared to death when I look at this picture. 8-O

* Then comes the AA DC-10-10 accident in Chicago at O´Hare (1979)

* The last one is from the Lockerbie accident. I can´t really identify what´s on the picture, but it seems like a dead person pulled up by a rope. This is really scary. There´s a link to a website to see this pic:

Ok, that´s enough.. I´m waiting for your opinions because I am starting to get more scared than 5 minutes ago... :-|
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RE: Most Dramatic Picture

Sat Jun 26, 1999 11:27 pm

I once saw a picture of the reck of an Aeroflot IL-86 crash. Well, at least i think it was an IL-86, thats what the news article implied. Anyway, you could see this naked persons backside covered in blood, and luggage and clothes all about the place, as well as losts of burn marks. A big metal bar with a hand stuck on the end of it, and a whole lot of mess. Really really nasty stuff. I saw that in 1994, and at that time, Aeroflot was in a lost worse state than it is today. At the time, there was a problem with crews taking bribes to carry way more passengers than the aircrafts capacity allowed, so people would be standing in aisles, much like a crowed bus, city train or subway during peak hour. It went on to say that a lot of people died in accidents that would not have if they were just in a seat with a seat belt that worked. At the time, russia was under fire for charging expensive fly-over rights to airlines like KLM, and the money was not being used to improve the aviaiton system. However, things have changed a fair bit since then we are all told. anyway, it was the worst photo i had ever seen.
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RE: Most Dramatic Picture

Sun Jun 27, 1999 12:46 am

I have a horrid picture I never can get out of my mind. It is a picture of United 232 still in the air, right about to touch down. Every time I see it, I think, "Those poor passengers. Watching down on photograpghers wondering why they couldn't just jump". Its so sad! Rest In Peace 232!

RE: Most Dramatic Picture

Sun Jun 27, 1999 12:50 am

What is the United 232 story?

RE: Most Dramatic Picture

Sun Jun 27, 1999 1:20 am

Two pretty dramatic pics i know was the collision of the Aero Mexico DC-9 over ceritos, LA, the pic showing the plane in a terminal dive, The other was the BOAC 707 falling from the sky above Mount Fuji, Japan.

I got quite a few good pics on my site, check it out on my home page

then click on photo gallery.....


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Zucks- The 232 Story

Sun Jun 27, 1999 2:02 am

The story of United Airlines flight 232 begins in Denver on July 19th, 1989. As the 298 passengers boarded the plane for an on-time departure, some stand-by passengers were allowed to board. Aboaut an hour into the flight, the number 2 (tail mounted) engine failed. Yet this was not any original failure. The engine actualy cracked due to fatigue. The Captain (Al Haynes- the greatest captain EVER!) flew the aircraft using only engine 1 and 3 thrusts for 46 minutes before it made an emergancy landing in Souix City Iowa's Municipal Airport (not large enough for the Chicago bound DC10-10). When the plane hit the runway, for some odd and un-explained reason, the right wing dipped, diggig into the ground, causing the aircraft to "cartwheel". 112 died. Rest in Peace! All 4 people in the cockpit (it just so happend that a UA DC-10 teacher was aboard) survived.

A great book, written by survivor Jerry Schemmel, is directed by the survivng Captain of 232 is A THOUSAND CHOSEN TO LIVE . And a great movie, written and HERO'S . There is so much more to this story. Want to know more? E-Mail me at ! I have studied this crash for years and years!

By the way- United Airlines tested about all its DC-10 pilots/Captains to see if they could land in 232's position, none succedded!!!

RE: Most Dramatic Picture

Sun Jun 27, 1999 3:46 am

I agree that the most dramatic picture is the PSA 727 with its wing on fire after the mid-air collision in San Diego. This accident hits clost to home for several reasons. Though it happened before I was born, it was in my hometown. Also, I have a friend whose father worked for PSA as a mechanic, and he knew many of the crew members and non-rev PAX aboard. Finally, this accident was actually the catalist that brought what we now know and love as Class Bravo Airspace to San Diego.
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Purdue- San Diego

Sun Jun 27, 1999 7:46 am

Purdue, it also means something to me. I was in San Diego in 1996 and I heard from a friend that there was a horrible accident there with PSA and a Cessna and I spent the rest of my trip a bit sad about that. BTW, San Diego is an amazing and beautiful city! :)
Today I was looking at some recorded stuffs from my trip to USA (California) and I saw some cool things from there. I have taped the air traffic from the roof of a friend´s house around W Kalmia Street (I think is on Albatross St), near Pacific Hwy, a fantastic view of Lindbergh Field and the San Diego Bay. I saw all the planes coming at night! It was sooo beautiful, the runway all it up and the planes landing.
I also recorded the aircrafts at the International Terminal of LAX and I had a surprise... I was near my favorite aircraft from Lockheed: the L-1011 TriStar (from TWA FYI)... I am sooo happy!!!
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Most Dramatic Picture (PSA Boeing 727-200)

Sun Jun 27, 1999 8:01 am
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Mon Jun 28, 1999 10:39 pm


I doubt it was an IL-86. No IL-86, to my knowledge, has ever crashed. It's got an excellent safety-record. (unlike the other russian planes!! :-))


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