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Old 05-25-2020, 12:41 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Remembering the tragic loss of American Airlines Flight 191. On this day, May 25, 1979. May the crew, passengers, and ground casualties continue to "Rest in peace."
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I remember the day very well. I believe it was a Friday in 1979, and I had just gotten home from school. I was watching TV and they interrupted regular programming to inform people of the crash. This was in the days when there were only 3 major TV networks in the States, and cable TV was in its infancy and not available everywhere.
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A very sad day in aviation history. I too remember it, and the immediate condemnation of Douglas Aircraft.
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I remember the day very well. I believe it was a Friday in 1979, and I had just gotten home from school. I was watching TV and they interrupted regular programming to inform people of the crash. This was in the days when there were only 3 major TV networks in the States, and cable TV was in its infancy and not available everywhere.
It was indeed a Friday. I know a gentleman from Chicago, his Parents were on it. They were going to Hawaii, for a vacation. As you can imagine, this accident changed his family in a significant way. I include a link, to the memorial down the road from the actual site. Reading and videos if interested.

https://www.dpparks.org/parks-facili...-191-memorial/
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This crash had a terrible effect on those of us that were there that day...thank god I was not one of them. Almost all of the gate agents had a very long recovery (if you want to call it that) time...the nightmare even extended to those employees that worked in the hangar as it was turned into a temporary morgue and recovery control center. Many employees that worked there then spread the word not go up on certain floors as the spirits of many of those ill fated passengers still remain in the building
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This crash had a terrible effect on those of us that were there that day...thank god I was not one of them. Almost all of the gate agents had a very long recovery (if you want to call it that) time...the nightmare even extended to those employees that worked in the hangar as it was turned into a temporary morgue and recovery control center. Many employees that worked there then spread the word not go up on certain floors as the spirits of many of those ill fated passengers still remain in the building
You worked at O'Hare for AA?
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Yep...ORD was my home for many years as an AA'er….ramp services, pax services, acrft mntc
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Most people have seen the two scary shots of AA191; the aircraft rolled over with the #1 already separated, and the next of the huge fireball.

These images haven't made the rounds like the others. They were captured by a passenger on an aircraft landing at ORD:
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Most people have seen the two scary shots of AA191; the aircraft rolled over with the #1 already separated, and the next of the huge fireball.

These images haven't made the rounds like the others. They were captured by a passenger on an aircraft landing at ORD:
Very upsetting group of photos. I can't even begin to imagine, the terror on board.
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This photo was taken by the gentleman who took the 2 well known photos. It shows, N110AA taxiing to 32R at approximately 15:00.
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