Air Disasters

S4, EP7 "Catastrophe at O'Hare"

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On 25 May 1979, the number-one engine on American Airlines Flight 191 detaches moments after taking off from Chicago O'Hare International Airport. The aircraft banks to the left and crashes into an open field, killing all 271 people on board.

Original Air Date: Feb 25, 2013Smithsonian Channel45m

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