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Old 05-25-2019, 11:08 AM
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Unhappy Chicago This Day 40 Years ago..

Remembering AA flight 191 today on a Friday afternoon @ 3:02 PM as I was just coming home from H.S. and thought it was all a joke.All 258 passengers and 13 crew were killed. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Americ...nes_Flight_191
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Old 05-25-2019, 11:14 AM
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Very realistic video Re-enactment.

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Old 05-25-2019, 05:59 PM
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Old 05-25-2019, 06:10 PM
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Big Block Bill is very close to that crash site.
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I shouldn’t have watched that
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I watched the Air Disasters Cable Show on this crash. Very sad and all because of the way they reinstalled the engine not in accordance with manufacturer specifications.

When I was in college I had a part time job doing line service on corporate jets. I worked around the mechanics all the time and I remember the first time I saw them installing safety wire on nuts/bolts on the engine pieces. Having worked on cars and not being used to seeing this, I said something to the mechanics about it and they said you don't want to loose engine parts at 30,000 feet. Makes sense I thought... LOL

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I was back home in Chicago after graduation from college. We lived five miles from the airport when that DC10 went down. I read the list of casualties in the Tribune and my friend and coswimmer at University of Wisconsin that I just said goodbye to a few days earlier was listed as he was flying home to San Pedro, CA. I didn't find out until years later it was his father, also named David Coughlin.
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This video@ the 2:05 mark shows a very graphic reason how this happened..

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Wow!!
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Was told one of the Mechanics who performed this engine service operation,committed suicide shortly after the crash.
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