A jetliner slammed into a runway at Salt Lake City airport the night of November 11th and burst into flames.
A jetliner slammed into a runway at Salt Lake City airport the night of November 11th and burst into flames. At least 40 persons were killed.
The crash was the third involving the Boeing-built plane, the 727, in the last three months. All of the ill-fated flights originated in New York City.
Fifty persons including the six-member crew service survived the crash at Salt Lake City. Thirty-six of the survivors were hospitalized, while the other 14 either were not hurt or they were treated and released by Salt Lake City hospitals.
The plane was bound for San Francisco from the East Coast of the United States.
The tragedy occurred when the main landing gear collapsed during landing, according to a United Air Lines spokesman.
The Civil Aeronautics Board in Washington said no decision on grounding the 727's would be made until investigators determined the cause of the latest crash.
The Boeing Company, an American concern, said it has delivered 195 of the jet plane which have carried 13 million passengers a total of 165 million miles.