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re: Pan Am Flight 759 Crash

Posted on 5/18/24 at 12:08 pm to
Posted by Czechessential
Member since Apr 2024
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Posted on 5/18/24 at 12:08 pm to
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Air Canada Flight 797


led to quite a few changes, the rules of engagement are always written in someone else's blood, as they say, smoke detectors in lavs, emergency exit lighting strips on the deck, and a maximum of one circuit breaker reset in flight by flight crews
This post was edited on 5/18/24 at 12:12 pm
Posted by BK Lounge
Member since Nov 2021
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Posted on 5/18/24 at 12:08 pm to
I will never forget , as a 5 yr old, watching Scooby Doo on the tv that summer afternoon, and the news breaking in to report the crash.. for months afterwards it seems like the crash is all you heard about on the local stations…. I learned the term “wind shear”……. Years later, i met a girl in college who’s home was destroyed and i believe she lost some family members .
Posted by Indefatigable
Member since Jan 2019
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Posted on 5/18/24 at 12:09 pm to
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I would try and digitally sign these or put a watermark on them before someone right click saves and distributes.

Why?
Posted by BK Lounge
Member since Nov 2021
3694 posts
Posted on 5/18/24 at 12:09 pm to
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Those JP deputies. Jeans, cowboy boots and a uniform shirt and gun belt.





That is because it was at the tail end of the Urban Cowboy phenomenon and also because Sheriff Harry Lee, at that time, owned a club called the Hired Hand Saloon.. where they played both types of music, Country AND Western !

Posted by kywildcatfanone
Wildcat Country!
Member since Oct 2012
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Posted on 5/18/24 at 12:10 pm to
Wow
Posted by BK Lounge
Member since Nov 2021
3694 posts
Posted on 5/18/24 at 12:13 pm to
I also remember that there was one baby who was rescued from the scene.. i want to say she was a Trahan, but not 100% sure.. she became a little bit of a local celebrity/curiosity, to the point where she would not do any interviews about the crash for a long time .
Posted by GeauxldMember
Member since Nov 2003
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Posted on 5/18/24 at 12:16 pm to
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I would try and digitally sign these or put a watermark on them before someone right click saves and distributes.


Posted by Sao
East Texas Piney Woods
Member since Jun 2009
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Posted on 5/18/24 at 12:19 pm to
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led to quite a few changes, the rules of engagement are always written in someone else's blood, as they say, smoke detectors in lavs, emergency exit lighting strips on the deck, and a maximum of one circuit breaker reset in flight by flight crews

I've watched a couple of air disaster docs presenting that flight. Both seemed to point to electrical of course. It landed upright but the dead just couldn't move up the aisle in time like the survivors. The survivors said they tried to help but just couldn't.
Posted by Czechessential
Member since Apr 2024
1210 posts
Posted on 5/18/24 at 12:25 pm to
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I've watched a couple of air disaster docs presenting that flight. Both seemed to point to electrical of course. It landed upright but the dead just couldn't move up the aisle in time like the survivors. The survivors said they tried to help but just couldn't.


the flush motor(fairly big electrical draw,) in the guilty lav kept tripping and the crew kept resetting it, resulting in a huge heat build up and eventually a huge fire, the cabin filled with smoke and many passengers died of smoke inhalation while searching for a way out, and to add fuel to the fire, so to speak, when exterior doors were opened after landing it introduced a big source of oxygen to the existing flame creating a fireball inside the cabin
This post was edited on 5/18/24 at 12:28 pm
Posted by I20goon
about 7mi down a dirt road
Member since Aug 2013
13334 posts
Posted on 5/18/24 at 12:30 pm to
Now, these days, meth heads would run off with the debris for scrap-cash before NTSB could even mobilize
Posted by slackster
Houston
Member since Mar 2009
85469 posts
Posted on 5/18/24 at 12:30 pm to
I loosely know one of the attorneys that represented the victims. He was able to parlay that into the tobacco lawsuits and eventual settlements. Needless to say he made an incredible amount of money.
Posted by Czechessential
Member since Apr 2024
1210 posts
Posted on 5/18/24 at 12:34 pm to
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run off with the debris for scrap-cash before NTSB could even mobilize


that happened at the crash site of AA 965, but it was local injuns, not meth heads, crash was in the mountains, by the time rescue teams could get there, all of the luggage and bodies had been pilfered, including removal of gold teeth, a lot of metal from the plane missing, etc.
Posted by Ponchy Tiger
Ponchatoula
Member since Aug 2004
45307 posts
Posted on 5/18/24 at 12:45 pm to
Remember this well. Summer before my 7th grade year. It rocked my hometown of Ponchatoula pretty hard. A much beloved teacher at St.Joseph’s Catholic School was on the flight headed for a vacation in Las Vegas. What they now call a microburst, they then called wind shear and is what slammed the plane into the ground.
Posted by Sao
East Texas Piney Woods
Member since Jun 2009
66127 posts
Posted on 5/18/24 at 12:48 pm to
You know, the crazy thing is that after the Canadian, the White's who were the heirs didn't get much or even expect it. There was some compensation in 83 but not generational wealth like given to plaintiffs today.
Posted by Czechessential
Member since Apr 2024
1210 posts
Posted on 5/18/24 at 12:57 pm to
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There was some compensation in 83 but not generational wealth like given to plaintiffs today.


yeah, they were just a year or two early before the era of lottery winning lawsuit awards began, just a couple of years later people were suing because "it could have been be, fear of death" scenarios
Posted by dukke v
PLUTO
Member since Jul 2006
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Posted on 5/18/24 at 1:01 pm to
777.
Posted by Dixie2023
Member since Mar 2023
1649 posts
Posted on 5/18/24 at 1:03 pm to
I remember this. I was entering 9th grade and had recently moved to Metairie.
Posted by BK Lounge
Member since Nov 2021
3694 posts
Posted on 5/18/24 at 1:07 pm to
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had recently moved to Metairie.




You forgot the #humblebrag


Posted by Czechessential
Member since Apr 2024
1210 posts
Posted on 5/18/24 at 1:08 pm to
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You forgot the #humblebrag


probably old Metry too
Posted by CrawDude
Baton Rouge
Member since Apr 2019
5295 posts
Posted on 5/18/24 at 1:09 pm to
One of my secretaries at LSU lost 7 members of her family on that flight - they were flying to attend the funeral of another relative in Vegas, including 1 or both of her parents. She was from Brusly as I recall.

Correction: Addis, LA - Fitzgerald family LINK
This post was edited on 5/18/24 at 2:03 pm
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