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24 Years Ago Today...

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NoMad:
Watched the video last night after I asked the question.  Sadly, that is exactly what I figured was the case.

mikenftsmith:
Hey JoeyB another crash that has some similarities to the Northwest accident is Delta 1141 takeoff crash. The takeoff configuration system failed to alert the crew that the flaps and slats were not extended.  The NTSB report was an interesting read.

TVNewsChopper:
That is a day I will never forget...  I was 15, and I remember that accident like it was yesterday.  I still can't drive on Middlebelt road at I-94 without thinking about it.  You can still see damage to the train overpass, and see where the left wingtip sliced through the Avis car rental facility.  I always thought about that flight everytime I took off from Runway 3C.  Not reminded so much these days, since they changed the runway alignment to 4C.  I feel like this event is like my JFK moment...  (President, not airport).

joeyb747:

--- Quote from: mikenftsmith on August 17, 2011, 08:33:35 PM ---Hey JoeyB another crash that has some similarities to the Northwest accident is Delta 1141 takeoff crash. The takeoff configuration system failed to alert the crew that the flaps and slats were not extended.  The NTSB report was an interesting read.

--- End quote ---
Yes, they refference Delta 1141 in the video. Exact same circumstances, only Delta 1141 was a Boeng 727.

joeyb747:

--- Quote from: TVNewsChopper on August 17, 2011, 08:45:40 PM ---That is a day I will never forget...  I was 15, and I remember that accident like it was yesterday.  I still can't drive on Middlebelt road at I-94 without thinking about it.  You can still see damage to the train overpass, and see where the left wingtip sliced through the Avis car rental facility.  I always thought about that flight everytime I took off from Runway 3C.  Not reminded so much these days, since they changed the runway alignment to 4C.  I feel like this event is like my JFK moment...  (President, not airport).

--- End quote ---

Agreed. I was thru that area with my uncle a few days after it happened. Airplane parts still littered the area...it's an image that is perminatly burned into my mind. That's for sure. I young at the time, but it still impacted me pretty hard.

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