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Title
Jet after crash and fire
Alternative Title
Los Angeles Herald Examiner Photo Collection
Creator
Chinn, Paul
Date Created and/or Issued
1981
Contributing Institution
Los Angeles Public Library
Collection
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
Rights Information
Images available for reproduction and use. Please see the Ordering & Use page at http://tessa.lapl.org/OrderingUse.html for additional information.
Description
Title supplied by cataloger.
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.
Photograph caption dated February 19, 1981 reads, "Air California 737 jet, broken in half, rests on foam-covered runway. Passengers escaped down chutes leading from the airplane's doors."
Type
Image
Format
1 photographic print :b&w ;26 x 36 cm.
Photographic prints
Identifier
00093524
Herald Examiner Collection
HE_b001_f6_i9
CARL0005027881
http://173.196.26.125/cdm/ref/collection/photos/id/29269
Subject
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
Foam
Boeing 737 (Jet transport)
Airports--California--Santa Ana
Santa Ana (Calif.)
Los Angeles Herald-Examiner photographs
Herald-Examiner Collection photographs
Night photographs
Time Period
1981-1990

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