Aviation Photo #0249039 Boeing 727-214 - PSA - Pacific Southwest Airlines

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Side view of the ill fated aircraft. It was involved in a tragic mid-air collision over San Diego on 25 Sep 1978.
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    George Canciani
    PSA - Pacific Southwest Airlines
    Boeing 727-214
    Boeing 727-200 (C-22)
    Boeing 727-200 (C-22)
    Los Angeles - International
    March 27, 1976
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11 years ago
It is a very beautiful plane with a very haunting ending.
9 years ago
A beautiful sunny and clear spring day, the best looking (for me!) airliner ever to fly...what's not to love about this photo! I am very prejudiced towards this shot because PSA is my favorite airline, this is their best livery, and the Boeing 727 is my all time favorite aircraft; I can't seem to choose between the -100 or -200! This shot also features background detail of the two other airliners, airport buildings, and ground equipment. I love photos like these. Despite the tragic demise of this airframe I still love this great photograph. R.I.P., N533PS...
9 years ago
I would have given this photo five stars, except that there are no perfect pictures. :-) However, this one comes pretty darn close! It is a beautiful airplane, and the composition is excellent, including the building in the background, the white paint stripe in the foreground just slightly off-center, and, whimsically, the banana-like fuselage of the Air West jet sticking its nose into the left side of the picture with what appears to be an L-1011 tail section directly above it in the far background.

It is now several days after the 30th anniversary of the accident involving this
Boeing 727.
9 years ago
The photographer snapped the picture when the aircraft, which appears to be taxing, was perfectly framed. It was a tragedy that this airplane with its human payload ultimately met such a horrific fate. I visited the crash site shortly after the 09/25/1978 accident and was stunned by the devastation. Hopefully all that perished on that day are at peace in heaven.
9 years ago
I loved the friendly look of this winged chariot i flew so often. this photo captures it's personality, showing it's sleek lines, the winningly cute smile and the tip of it's funny black nose (did it wiggle?).
7 years ago
In memory of all the victims of the September 25th, 1978 accident. May they rest in peace.

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