Enquiring minds wanna know... yea, I admit, it's a stretch.
first thing I thought of when I read the report was the Saudi Tristar that landed safely, but everyone died shortly thereafter because the crew decided they weren't going to do an emergency evac.
just a little surprised they didn't evacuate on the runway, even more surprised they extinguished the flames and let the plane go on it's remaining engines to the gate! but, i'm not a pilot either.
as for the pictured UA 727...
DATE: 11/11/1965TIME: 17:52LOCATION: Salt Lake City, Utah
AIRLINE: United Air LinesFLIGHT: 227ROUTE: Denver - Salt Lake City
AC TYPE Boeing B-727-22REG: N7030UMSN/LN 18322/130ABOARD: 91
FATAL: 43GROUND: 0
DETAILS: The aircraft crashed short of the runway and collided with runway
lights causing the main landing gear to fail followed by a fire. Too high of
a descent rate during approach. Pilot error. Excessive sink rate is
thought to have caused four 727 accidents in succession. Lake Michigan
8/16/65, Cincinnati 11/8/65, Salt Lake City 11/11/65 and Tokyo Bay 2/4/66.
Only the Salt Lake and Cincinnati crashes were officially attributed to it.
After 727 training manuals were modified and pilots were reoriented to the
flying characteristics of the aircraft the problem was corrected.