Also, be sure to “land your airplane” before you run out of gas... LOL...
United Airlines Crash in Portland, Oregon (right in the city, on top of houses...)
United Airlines Flight 173
December 28, 1978
I heard it on the radio and my brother and I went on over there. Some people just got out of the plane, called friends or a cab and went home. They never did make it to the airport... LOL...
It crashed on East Burnside, in Portland, going from south to north, smashed one house, ran into another and was stopped abruptly when its tail caught the wires running along the light poles on the street (kinda like an aircraft carrier, ya know...) and pulled poles out of the ground a couple of blocks away, from catching the wires... :-)
Date: December 28, 1978
Location: Portland, Oregon
Operator: United Air Lines
Flight #: 173
Route: Denver - Portland
AC Type: McDonnell Douglas DC-8-61
cn / ln: 45972/357
Aboard: 189 (passengers:181 crew:8)
Fatalities: 10 (passengers:8 crew:2)
Summary: While on a flight from Denver to Portland, the aircraft ran out of fuel while the crew was distracted with a landing gear problem. Failure of the captain to monitor properly the aircraft’s fuel state and to properly respond to the low fuel state as indicated by other crew members. Contributing to the accident was the failure of the other two flight crew members either to fully comprehend the criticality of the fuel state or to successfully communicate their concern to the captain.
I remember that it was determined that there was going to have to be “training” for crews in order to be more assertive with the captain when telling him that “We’re running out of gas!”... LOL...