1979 Photo Contest, Spot News, 3rd prize

Hans E. Wendt

United Press International

25 September, 1978

Pacific Southwest Airlines Flight 182, a Boeing 727 with 136 people on board, plunges towards North Park, a residential neighbourhood in San Diego, California, after a collision with a Cessna 172. One hundred fifty people died and 30 houses were destroyed. It was the deadliest plane crash in the United States to that date.

About the photographer

Hans E. Wendt

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