Today is the 34th anniversary of a tragic day in aviation and San Diego history, the mid-air collision of a PSA Boeing 727 with a Cessna 172 over North Park, a quiet neighborhood in San Diego. Both planes went down, no survivors, 144 dead, including 7 on the ground, plus 9 wounded (on the ground). Happened near the corner of Dwight and Nile streets.
My friends and I came out of math class at 09:30 to a sky filled with smoke. We jumped in our cars and drove from San Diego High to the crash site. Many others had had the same idea, but we got close enough to see something I'll never forget. Many homes were gone, about five were on fire, paramedics and firemen rushing around, fire hoses, debris everywhere, people carrying body bags--chaos. Every time this date rolls around I remember it.
My heart goes out to the survivors of loved ones lost in that horrible cras
Tags: PSA, Boeing 727, Cessna 172, San Diego, air disaster, crash, mid-air collision, no survivors, San Diego High School
Location: San Diego, California, United States (load item map)
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