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Aviation Photo #2706121 Boeing 737-222 - United Airlines

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On Dec 8, 1972, United Airlines Boeing 737-222, N9031U named "City of Lincoln", took off from Washington-National Airport for flight UA553 to Chicago, IL. While on approach the aircraft crashed with 61 passengers and crew on-board. 43 on the plane and 2 on the ground lost their lives that day. taken on Kodak 35mm b/w film. I have over 30 images of the crash site and recovery of the accident. Images (c) by Scroggins Aviation
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    Chicago - Midway International (Municipal / Air Park)
    Illinois
    USA
    December 8, 1972
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Anonymous
2 years ago
Interesting history. Great pic! The number 9 on the fuselage really looks like an 8, by the way.
Anonymous
2 years ago
This is just the only way we don't like to see an aircraft. Condolence for all those people who lost their lives.
FBF
Anonymous
2 years ago
Amazing historical photo but of a sad event.

History and conspiracy buffs might be interested to know that E. Howard Hunt's wife was on the plane carrying ten thousand dollars in cash. She died on the flight. E. Howard Hunt was one of the people who broke into Watergate starting that scandal. He is shadowy enough to be mentioned in CIA and JFK conspiracies.
Anonymous
2 years ago
E. Howard Hunt wasn't one of the Watergate burglars. His role in the scandal was that he participated in the attempted cover-up of the fact that the burglars had been employed by President Nixon's reelection campaign committee.

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