Saturday, August 31, 2013

[californiadisasters] 1986 Cerritos Air Disaster, 8/31/2013, 12:00 pm

Reminder from:   californiadisasters Yahoo! Group
Title:   1986 Cerritos Air Disaster
Date:   Saturday August 31, 2013
Time:   12:00 pm - 12:00 pm (GMT-08.00) Pacific Time (US & Canada)
Location:   Los Angeles County
Notes:   At about this time in 1986 a small private aircraft (Piper) collided with a DC-9 commuter aircraft (Aeromexico Flight 498) decapitating all three people aboard the smaller aircraft and removing the vertical stabilizer aboard the passenger jet.

Aeromexico 498 plunged into the neighborhood at Holmes Avenue and Reva Circle in Cerritos. All 67 aboard her were killed along with 15 people on the ground. Eight people on the ground were injured with five homes destroyed and seven damaged.
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