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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16 years ago
It is a very beautiful plane with a very haunting ending.
13 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...
13 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.
13 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.
13 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?).
11 years ago
In memory of all the victims of the September 25th, 1978 accident. May they rest in peace.
Massachusetts, USA
4 years ago
Not only did this aircraft crash in 1978, but the date that this photo was taken (March 27) was also the day that the 1977 Tenerife airport disaster happened, killing 583 people. RIP to everyone on both planes!

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