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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."
1 photographic print :b&w ;26 x 36 cm. Photographic prints
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