When Tragedy Struck on the Potomac 37 Years Ago #OTD


As we have done previously with President John Kennedy shooting in Dallas and the 1st man on the moon, we’d like to know where were you 37 years ago today (January 13, 1982) when Air Florida Flight 90 crashed into the Potomac River killing 78, including 74 of the plane’s passengers. Five people total survived the crash in the icy Potomac River– four passengers and one crew member.

On that date, I had recently come across the 14th Street Bridge about a half hour before the news broke and was pulling into our house on Bishop Lane. If you were around in Alexandria at the time, where were you when you first heard this news?

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