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Damaged jet near runway
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Los Angeles Herald Examiner Photo Collection
Musgrove, Dean
Date Created and/or Issued
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Los Angeles Public Library
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
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This crash occurred at John Wayne Airport after an air traffic controller incorrectly cleared the plane, flying from San Jose, for landing. The captain delayed the go-around and the plane stalled. It then banked left and the wingtip touched the runway, causing the nose to go down and for the plane to skid down the runway. A fire then broke out, but only four of the 96 passengers and crew members sustained minor injuries.
Airport staff members help to direct a crane driver move an Air California 737 jet from a runway at John Wayne Airport; fire retardant foam is being sprayed on the damaged aircraft.
1 photographic print :b&w ;29 x 36 cm.
Photographic prints
Herald Examiner Collection
Air California
John Wayne Airport (Santa Ana, Calif.)
John Wayne Airport (Santa Ana, Calif.)--Employees
Aircraft accidents--California--Santa Ana
Airplanes--California--Santa Ana
Runways (Aeronautics)--California--Santa Ana
Fires--California--Santa Ana
Boeing 737 (Jet transport)
Airports--California--Santa Ana
Santa Ana (Calif.)
Los Angeles Herald-Examiner photographs
Herald-Examiner Collection photographs

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