By Emilio Corsetti III
On may well 2, 1970, a DC-9 jet with fifty seven passengers and a workforce of six departed from New York's JFK foreign Airport en path to the tropical island of St. Maarten, yet 4 hours and 34 mins later the flight resulted in the shark-infested waters of the Caribbean. It was once, and is still, the one open-water ditching of a advertisement jet. the following rescue of survivors took approximately 3 hours and concerned the coast shield, military, and marines. This gripping account of that fateful day recounts what was once taking place contained in the cabin, the cockpit, and the helicopters because the crews struggled opposed to the elements and dwindling sunlight to rescue the survivors, who had simply their lifestyles vests and a lone break out chute to maintain them afloat.
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Additional info for 35 Miles from Shore: The Ditching and Rescue of Alm Flight 980
On September 4, 1913, Lieutenant Moss Love was killed in a Model C at the army’s North Island training facility at San Diego, California. Then, on November 14, Lieutenant Perry Rich plunged into Manila Bay, Philippines, and perished. And within the 38 Orville’s Aviators month, Lieutenant Hugh Kelly and Chief Instructor Eric Ellington were killed in another crash at North Island. For some time Ellington, a splendid pilot, had been in correspondence with Grover Loening, Orville’s plant manager, concerning the deﬁciencies of the Model C.
Hennessey, president; Captain Paul W. C. Kirtland, Thomas DeWitt Milling, William C. Sheeman, and Benjamin D. Foulois. The board found that no airplane, no matter how strongly built, could have sustained the terrible strain put upon it, when Welsh dived from a height of about 150 feet and at an angle of 45 degrees, and then tried to turn suddenly upward. In sum, the pilot had tried the impossible and forfeited his life and another’s in the process. Military witnesses recalled the statement of Lieutenant Hazelhurst just prior to his stepping into the Model C for his last ﬂight, that he did not want to go up with Al because he objected to “those dips” that Welsh was in the habit of making.
According to Gaible’s conversation with Corporal Adams, pilot error resulted from Welsh’s delayed response in controlling the Model C. However, on the preceding day The Washington reported: That Mr. Welsh made a desperate effort to drive his machine upward was shown by the testimony of Corporal Adams, who said that he had seen the elevation planes turn upward just before the fatal crash, but that the aeroplane did not respond, and that the wings immediately afterward collapsed. The Washington Post also corroborated its sister paper’s story, referencing Al’s “frantic efforts” to reverse the direction of an unresponsive aircraft.
35 Miles from Shore: The Ditching and Rescue of Alm Flight 980 by Emilio Corsetti III