Many people may not have picked up on this coincidence but it was exactly 34 years ago today (May 25) that a commercial airliner lost an engine shortly after takeoff.
However, the passengers on that aircraft were not so lucky. Every single one of them (including the crew and a few on the ground) perished.
This was over at the O'Hare airport in Chicago.
A guy I knew was working at O’Hare. He was to arrive for work at 3pm. He had just gotten then and saw the billowing smoke. I have never forgotten American 191.
posted on 05/25/2013 12:19:24 PM PDT
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