|Quoting mtnwest1979 (Thread starter):|
Today marks the 25th anniversary of Continental flight 1713's accident at Stapleton Airport in Denver.
|Quoting thegoldenargosy (Reply 3):|
I read an interview with one of the surviving FA's, Kelly Englehart, and she asked the CA that he perform the take off. She doubted the FO's abilities in the wintery weather. The FO performed the fatal take off.
Does anyone know why there were 3 FA's on a DC-9-10?
What became of the accident site after the Stapleton closure?
Is Englehart still flying for the new UA?
|Quoting ABQopsHP (Reply 5):|
F/A Diana Mechling, the lead, was seated in the fwd jumpseat, and was killed on impact. Kelly Englehart and Chris Metts were in the aft jumpseat. Chris who was my partner at the time said the minute the wheels came off the ground he knew something was wrong, and told Kelly. They both yelled for the pax to get their heads down. Paul Vermeulen was a non-rev seated in first class. He Kelly and Chris helped the surviving pax evacuate. Chris and Kelly's section of the aircraft was inverted and he had a hard time getting the aft plug doorway to open. As for your question is Kelly still flying. Last I heard she did not go back to flying. Chris did not go back to flying either and passed away from pneumonia in 1990. After he started to recover from his injuries, any time he wanted to travel, he would take Amtrak from our home in SLC. I lost track of Paul, and have no idea where he is, or if hes still flying. This accident also took a toll on me, and it took me close to 10 years before I got passed the fear of flying. I was fine before then, and I am now, but when it hits you that close to home it changes who you are.
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