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Friday, January 13, 2012

30 years to the day of heartbreaking Washington National-Ft. Lauderdale Flight 90 - Washington Post video: Air Florida crash: Reflections on a tragic day in D.C.




Washington Post video: Air Florida #90 crash: Reflections on a tragic day in D.C. Washington Post reporters Jura Koncius and Peter Perl, who covered the crash for the paper 30 years ago, reflect on the events that day. January 13, 2012.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/air-florida-crash-reflections-on-a-tragic-day-in-dc/2012/01/12/gIQAANhytP_video.html?hpid=z5


http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-buzz/post/air-florida-crash-washington-post-coverage-from-jan-14-1982/2012/01/12/gIQAVta5tP_blog.html


Later today in this space I will share some memories of that day, one of the days in my four years at IU that are still crystal clear to me because of all the many other South Florida-based Hoosiers on campus that I spoke to that day, all of whom, like me and our friends at FSU and in Gainesville, used Air Florida frequently, and were desperate to get details on passenger names.


I first got the news of the crash from Dan Rather via a CBS-News Special Report, as people on my floor started yelling for everyone to immediately turn on their TVs.



CBS News Special Report Intros, 1968-present
http://youtu.be/OK29Mnkxi3Y




Above, the 14th Street Bridge, scene of the disaster 30 years ago, is framed at the top of this morning's Washington Post, with a photo showing an airline preparing to make that banking turn that all planes landing and taking-off at present-day Washington Reagan National Airport must do to avoid flying over the District's restricted space, something I came to take for granted when I lived there and watched the planes from Gravelly Point.
"Long ago, the scene of disaster," The Washington Post, January 13, 2012


If you are a frequent visitor to this blog, it will probably not come as any great surprise to you that the Miami Herald and the South Florida Sun-Sentinel do NOT have a single story today about the 30th anniversary of the tragic Air Florida crash in their newspapers, despite the fact that Ft. Lauderdale was its final destination.
I'm not telling you anything new when I say that's as good an indication as any of how truly bad and lazy journalism has gotten in South Florida.



National Geographic Channel - Seconds from Disaster: Air Florida Flight 90. Originally aired September 27, 2006. http://youtu.be/9yANjWmRS-U

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