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Plan crash that happened in 1979

May 25th 1979, there was a deadly plane crash with American flight 191. Now, American flight 191 is located Des Plaines, IL. This plane was taking off from O’Hare International Airport in Chicago, IL on its way to Los Angelas.

Due to this plane crash there has been 271 deaths. That was 251 passengers and 13 crew members. Mc. Donnell Douglas was operating this flight when it took flight from running 32R when it crashed in the ground. This became known as the deadliest accident in the United States. As the plane was beginning to takeoff rotation, the left side of the engine was separated from the left wing. Which caused a flipping, over the top of the wing and landing on the runway. As the engine separated from the aircraft, it served hydraulic fluid lines that lock the wings leading edge slats in place. It damaged a 3 feet (1m) section of the left wings leading edge. As the aircraft began to climb, the damaged left wing produced far less lift than the right wing. With that being said, the slats still deployed and its engine providing full takeoff thrust. The disrupted and unbalanced aerodynamics of the aircraft which caused it to roll abruptly to the left until it was partially inverted. It started reaching a bank angle of 112 degrees, before crashing in an open field by a trailer park near the end of the runway.

It’s unknown what was said in the cockpit in the 50 seconds leading up to the final impact. The cockpit voice recorder lost power when the engine detached. The only crash-related audio collected by the recorder is a thumping noise that followed the first officer exclaiming “Damn!”, at which point the recording ends. This also explain why Air Traffic Control was unsuccessful in their attempts to radio crew to inform that they had lost an engine. This loss of power was useful in the investigation, serving as a marker of exactly what circuit in the DC-10’s extensive electrical system had failed.

The plane crashing

 A switch in the overhead panel would have allowed the captain to restore power to his instruments, but it was not used. It would’ve been possible for the flight engineer to reach the backup power switch, in an effort to restore the electrical power to the number one electrical bus. It would’ve worked only if the electrical faults were no longer present in the number one electrical system. In order to reach that backup power switch, the flight engineer would need to rotate his seat, release his safety belt, and stand up. Since the aircraft didn’t get any higher than 350 feet (110 m) above the ground, it was only in the air for 50 seconds between the time the engine separated and the moment it crashed.

There wasn’t sufficient time to perform such an action. In any event, the first officer was flying the airplane and his instruments continued to function normally. The wreckage was too severely fragmented to determine the exact position of the rudders, elevators, flaps, and slats before the impact and examination of eyewitness photographs showed. Only that the right wing slats were fully extended as the crew tried to unsuccessfully correct the steep roll they were in. The left wing slats could not be determined from the blurry color photographs, so they were sent to a laboratory in Pablo, California for digital analysis, a process that was pushing the limits of 1970s expensive equipment. The photographs were reduced to black-and-white, which made it possible to distinguish the slats from the wing itself and thus proved that they were retracted. In addition, it was also verified that the tail section of the aircraft was undamaged and the landing gear was down.

The aircraft involved was registered to Douglas. It had been delivered on February 25, 1972, and at the time of the crash, it had logged just under 20,000 hours of flying time over seven years. The jet was powered by three general eletric engines. A review of the aircraft’s flight logs, and maintenance records showed that no mechanical discrepancies were noted for May 11, 1979. On the day of the accident, in violation of standard procedure, the records were not removed from the aircraft, and were destroyed in the accident.

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A reporter on the scene of American Flight 191

The reporters reported the news an hour later after it happened. News came from CNN, Fox, and ABC News. Some reporters went to the scene to see and also report the view of the sight.

Paul Marcotte was a reporter that was on the scene of the accident. He explained how it was sad to see broken families that was at the scene and seeing the look on the ambulance people face.

Forty years later, the crash of Flight 191 remains the deadliest passenger airline accident on U.S. soil.

https://www.chicagotribune.com/history/ct-flight-191-agg-story-20190521-story.html

https://graphics.chicagotribune.com/flight-191-anniversary/index.html

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/American_Airlines_Flight_191

Hunter S. Thompson

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Thompson was at a lounge with a few friends, telling them about what was his next move

Hunter S Thompson was born July 18, 1937 in Louisville, Kentucky. He was an American journalist and author, and the founder of the gonzo journalism movement. Hunter S. Thompson, showed a knack for writing at a young age, and after high school he began his career in journalism while serving in the United States Air Force. Following his military service, Thompson traveled the country to cover a wide array of topics for numerous magazines and developed an immersive, highly personal style of reporting what would become known as “Gonzo journalism.” He would employ the style in the 1972 book for which he is best known, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, which was an instant and lasting success. For the remainder of his life, Thompson’s dedicated lifestyle, which included the steady use of drugs, and an ongoing love affair with firearms. Also, his relentlessly hard work made him a perpetual counterculture icon. However, his fondness for substances also contributed to several bouts of poor health, and in 2005 Thompson committed suicide at the age of 67.

Saw that the liberalism had failed in 1990

His father, Jack, was a World War I veteran and insurance agent who died while Thompson was in high school, his mother, Virginia, was an alcoholic left with no money and in charge of a charming but incorrigible son and his two younger brothers. Thompson ran with a group of friends that were constantly testing the limits. At the same time, he was also developing a deep love of writing. His was so talented while in high school, he was accepted into Athenaeum Literary Association. An organization whose membership was mostly comprised of the children that came from good homes. While honoring his literary craft, Thompson simultaneously built upon his reputation as a hooligan and prankster as well. Escalating his extracurricular activities, were harmless endeavors, such as dumping a truckload of pumpkins in front of a hotel, to shoplifting, vandalism and, eventually, robbery. It was during this time that he also developed what would become a lifelong fascination with firearms and a taste for drugs and alcohol.

For the next few years, Thompson bounced around the country, working for a string of small-town newspapers and spending a short stint as a copy boy for Time magazine. He also spent a brief period in Puerto Rico, where he worked for a sports magazine. In his spare time, Thompson worked on more personal writing projects as well, including the autobiographical novel The Rum Diary. Hunter S. Thompson was 22 when he began work on this novel that was based on his own experiences working as a journalist in San Juan, Puerto Rico in 1959. At the time, many Americans went to Puerto Rico in search of a piece of action in “America’s Caribbean.” The island was considered by tourism companies, developers and banks to be an undeveloped goldmine and suddenly, large sums of money were pouring in from all directions. The American journalists were there to report and, hopefully, to get caught in the currents. Rejected by publishers at that time and for decades to come, it would eventually see the light of day in 1998.

Thompson was also reshaping what it meant to write about politics. He filed 14 dispatches for Rolling Stone from the 1972 presidential campaign trail. He lacerated the water-heads,” “swine” and “fat-cats” of D.C. culture, a tone far different from the reverent approach of the time, he also lifted the curtain on the mechanics of press coverage. He exposed “pack journalism,” puff pieces born out of crazy sessions between journalists and campaign aides. Many of Thompson’s observations ring true today: “It’s come to the point where you almost can’t run for president unless you can cause people to salivate and whip on each other with big sticks,” he wrote. “You almost have to be a rock star to get the kind of fever you need to survive in American politics.” Thompson had one final wish. In August 2005, more than 200 friends, including Wenner, Jack Nicholson, John Kerry and Johnny Depp, gathered at Thompson’s Colorado home, where his ashes were shot out of a 153-foot cannon under a full moon. In March 2005, Thompson appeared on the cover of the magazine. He had the remembrances from Depp, George McGovern, Thompson’s son, Juan, and others. Included was a letter Thompson wrote to Wenner in 1998, recalling his early days at Rolling Stone: “My central memory of that time is that everything we were doing seemed to work. Buy the ticket, take the ride. Like an amusement park. Thanx for the rush.”

https://www.theparisreview.org/interviews/619/hunter-s-thompson-the-art-of-journalism-no-1-hunter-s-thompson

http://www.rollingstone.com/Hunter-S-Thompson

https://www.britannica.com/biography/Hunter-S-Thompson

https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2019/12/ode-to-the-letters-of-hunter-s-thompson/600808/

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hunter_S._Thompson

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