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Continental plane crash at LAX
Alternative Title
Los Angeles Herald Examiner Photo Collection
Haering, Michael
Date Created and/or Issued
Contributing Institution
Los Angeles Public Library
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
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A Continental Airlines DC-10, departing Los Angeles for Honolulu, experienced tire failure of the left main landing gear during take-off, leading the captain to reject the take-off. Once it was determined that the aircraft could not stop on the runway, it was was steered to the right and departed the right corner of the runway end. About 100 feet beyond that, the left main gear failed, causing a fire to erupt. Two of Flight 603's 200 occupants were killed in the accident.
Photograph caption dated March 1, 1978 reads, "Continental Flight 603 bound for Hawaii crashed during take-off at Los Angeles International Airport today."
1 photographic print :b&w ;23 x 32 cm.
Photographic prints
Herald Examiner Collection
Continental Airlines
Los Angeles International Airport
Aircraft accidents--California--Los Angeles
Airplanes--California--Los Angeles
McDonnell Douglas DC-10 (Jet transport)
Fires--California--Westchester (Los Angeles)
Fire fighters--California--Los Angeles
Airports--California--Los Angeles
Westchester (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Los Angeles Herald-Examiner photographs
Herald-Examiner Collection photographs

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