A DC-9 airliner carrying 83 passengers and five crew crashed just short of the runway at Logan International Airport, Boston, today (Tuesday, July 31).
A DC-9 airliner carrying 83 passengers and five crew crashed just short of the runway at Logan International Airport, Boston, today (Tuesday, July 31). The aircraft was approaching the runway in heavy fog flying across Boston Harbour. It crashed several hundred yards short of the runway, scattering wreckage over a wide area.
Rescue workers could confirm that only two people had survived the crash. Their rescue operations were hampered by the fact that part of the wreckage had fallen into the harbour. Boat owners were called into the help ambulancemen, police and firemen.
SYNOPSIS: Rescue workers move among the wreckage of a crashed DC-Nine Airliner, which plunged into the harbour area of Boston in thick fog on Tuesday. Officials said there was scarcely a piece of metal in the debris that could be associated with an airliner. yet early reports said at least two people survived the crash -- which happened as the airliner approached Boston's Logan International Airport in heavy fog. It was feared at least eight-six people died.
Rescue operations were hampered because some of the wreckage -- and the victims -- had been hurled into the nearby harbour waters. Every available boat was rushed to the scene to assist in the search. Victims were taken in a steady flow of ambulances to the city hospitals.