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A.net 1st Pic Of Crashed EA 727

Tue Mar 16, 2004 7:53 am

I was wondering if we'd ever get a pic of her.  Sad


I remember this crash vividly. It did not get a lot of press here in the USA. Did they ever recover the bodies?  Crying This was the highest altitude crash ever. I still don't know if this plane was approaching La Paz or had just taken off.


This happened on January 1, 1985. And that year turned out ot be a very bad year for commercial aviation w/ nearly 2000 people ding on airplanes culminating with the December 31, 1985 crash of a DC-3 that killed singer Ricky Nelson.  Sad





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RE: A.net 1st Pic Of Crashed EA 727

Tue Mar 16, 2004 8:02 am

From http://aviation-safety.net/database/1985/850101-0.htm

"While descending for La Paz (airport altitude: 12300ft above sea level) the crew reported over Urana-Mine. They were then cleared to descend to FL180 by ATC. The Boeing struck Mount Illimani at 19600ft and was destroyed on impact."

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RE: A.net 1st Pic Of Crashed EA 727

Tue Mar 16, 2004 3:01 pm

I've read that the wreckage is still there undisturbed.
 
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RE: A.net 1st Pic Of Crashed EA 727

Tue Mar 16, 2004 5:20 pm

man, talk about a freaky ghost story, never disturbed eh?
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RE: A.net 1st Pic Of Crashed EA 727

Tue Mar 16, 2004 10:57 pm

So what actually went wrong. Again, this crash was in the headlines for only 2 or 3 days. Compare that to say, the Valujet accident. Weeks of headlines.

Were the bodies ever recovered? I've seen pictures of the crash site, so I know someone got up there.
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