Air Disasters

S4, EP8 "Focused on Failure"

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On 28 December 1978, the crew of United Airlines Flight 173 are preoccupied with a landing gear problem as the aircraft circles in a holding pattern in the vicinity of Portland, Oregon. It runs out of fuel and crashes in a sparsely populated area.

Original Air Date: Mar 11, 2013Smithsonian Channel45m

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