802flyguy
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Plans For PSA 182 Memorial, 35 Years Later

Tue Mar 25, 2014 11:43 pm

Sad that it has taken so long.

http://www.sandiegoreader.com/news/2...orth-park-memorial-1978-psa-crash/


"Aside from the 22 newer homes and buildings in North Park, a newcomer to San Diego would never know that on September 25, 1978 a total of 144 people died as the result of a midair collision between a single-engine Cessna and a Boeing 727 airliner.

Loved ones of the 135 people onboard the 727, the two pilots onboard the Cessna, and the seven residents who perished hope to change that by building a memorial in North Park, 35 years after the deadliest airline crash in California's history..."
 
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RE: Plans For PSA 182 Memorial, 35 Years Later

Wed Mar 26, 2014 1:20 am

Reminds me of how recently I was talking to a Syracuse University student from Cerritos, CA and she had no idea that major air disaster had occurred in her area back in 1986 (the AM DC9 which crashed after a collision with a Piper)
 
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RE: Plans For PSA 182 Memorial, 35 Years Later

Wed Mar 26, 2014 1:28 am

It is very hard to believe that there is no memorial for this horrendous accident. I had started flying commercial aviation a couple of years prior to this and was going through Private Pilot training at the time. 2 years later I was in USMC boot camp watching these PSA 727s take off and land at SAN.. For some reason this accident always stayed in my memory, the pics. of the accident maybe? A memorial must be done. When more info. is available I will donate as necessary to help.
 
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RE: Plans For PSA 182 Memorial, 35 Years Later

Wed Mar 26, 2014 2:03 am

Quoting teneriffe77 (Reply 1):
Reminds me of how recently I was talking to a Syracuse University student from Cerritos, CA and she had no idea that major air disaster had occurred in her area back in 1986 (the AM DC9 which crashed after a collision with a Piper)

Even if that accident happened before she was born, you would think someone from that town would know about it. (I wonder is she knows of the connection of Syracuse University to PA 103?)

Both of those Calif midairs have stuck with me. IIRC, there has been an effort have a memorial for the Cerritos crash, but nothibng has happened. A shame, I think...
 
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RE: Plans For PSA 182 Memorial, 35 Years Later

Wed Mar 26, 2014 2:19 am

Quoting 737tdi (Reply 2):
It is very hard to believe that there is no memorial for this horrendous accident.

I'm not surprised, it occurred in a primarily residential area. A memorial to a major air accident is not something most people want in their backyard.
 
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RE: Plans For PSA 182 Memorial, 35 Years Later

Wed Mar 26, 2014 12:37 pm

Actually there is a Pan Am 103 memorial on the SU Campus that's in from the oldest building on campus, the Hall of languages and they even have a remembrance week in honor of the students who died.
 
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RE: Plans For PSA 182 Memorial, 35 Years Later

Wed Mar 26, 2014 1:08 pm

Quoting 802flyguy (Reply 3):
IIRC, there has been an effort have a memorial for the Cerritos crash, but nothibng has happened. A shame, I think...

You will be pleased to know that there is a memorial for the Cerritos crash. I believe I learned of it's existence and got directions by doing a Google search. It isn't located at the actual impact site in the residential neighborhood, but is instead located a very short distance away in a garden adjacent to Cerritos city hall and other municipal offices. I visited there a few years ago and found it very moving. We left some flowers, which are available at nearby supermarkets. I recall a Trader Joes nearby which sells fresh flower arrangements just inside the front door.

Planning to visit the PSA 182 crash site and memorial on a visit to the SAN area in May.
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RE: Plans For PSA 182 Memorial, 35 Years Later

Wed Mar 26, 2014 1:36 pm

We had remeberance of the PAnAm 103 flight on campus, we do this every year. Never Forget.

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RE: Plans For PSA 182 Memorial, 35 Years Later

Wed Mar 26, 2014 1:49 pm

I grew up in North Park and rode my 10-speed every morning up the same alley where PSA 182 came down between Boundary and Nile streets to get to my High School and was at the site of the crash within 10 minutes after it happened. It truly was and still is the most surreal thing I have ever witnessed.

Both my sister and uncle worked for the hometown airline at the time.

RIP PSA 182.
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RE: Plans For PSA 182 Memorial, 35 Years Later

Wed Mar 26, 2014 9:49 pm

I remember the crash almost like it happened yesterday. (I was 12-years old at the time.) It was
about 100-degrees that morning. Today I live about a mile from the crash site. It's pretty weird that
you can see see all these newer homes surrounded by the older 1930s-era homes, typical of North
Park. I remember taking a drive through the neighborhood a couple of years ago and seeing a UA
A320 fly past on its way to Lindbergh, it was a surreal reminder of what happened in that area in
1978.
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RE: Plans For PSA 182 Memorial, 35 Years Later

Wed Mar 26, 2014 9:57 pm

Quoting 737tdi (Reply 2):
It is very hard to believe that there is no memorial for this horrendous accident.

There is no full-sized memorial I know of, but there is a library here in North Park that has a plaque
out in front dedicated to the PSA crash. I think they have another one at the Aerospace museum.

I sorely miss PSA and their "grinningbirds"!   
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RE: Plans For PSA 182 Memorial, 35 Years Later

Wed Mar 26, 2014 10:39 pm

 
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RE: Plans For PSA 182 Memorial, 35 Years Later

Thu Mar 27, 2014 1:57 am

I found a link to a story while looking at that video that would interest any military enthusiast
http://video.fox5sandiego.com/Mans-M...0427?playlistId=12230#.UzOFQNwjHRp

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