Plane Crash in the Potomac
Plane Crash in the Potomac
Plane Crash in the Potomac
Vital statistics
Series Seconds from Disaster
Title Plane Crash in the Potomac
Airdate September 27, 2006
Disaster Air Florida Flight 90
Date January 13, 1982
Kind Air and Space
Nature Icy Condidtions, Pilot Error
Fatalities 78

Plane Crash in the Potomac is the 38th episode of Seconds from Disaster and tries to get how did a plane went down so quick.

Plot Edit

Air Florida Flight 90 leaves Washington National Airport in Washington DC for Miami with 79 passengers and crew on board. The Boeing 737-200 is delayed for hours by bad conditions, allowing ice from the weather to build up and disrupt airflow onto the wings. Just seconds after getting airborne, the plane stalls in mid-air and crashes into the 14th Street Bridge. It bounces off and slams into the icy Potomac river. Five survivors are pulled out alive but 78 lose their lives; 4 of them were motorists on the bridge.