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Mayday: Season 12

12x08 Focused on Failure (United Airlines, Flight 173)
TV-14

  • 2013-03-05T02:00:00Z on National Geographic (US)
  • 45 mins
  • Canada
  • English
  • Documentary, Drama

On 28 December 1978, United Airlines Flight 173 ran out of fuel after a landing gear problem. The DC-8 circled in the vicinity of Portland and crashed in a sparsely populated area near 158th and East Burnside Street, killing 10 and seriously injuring 24 of the 189 on board. According to the NTSB, the flight crew failed to check the fuel state causing the plane to crash. AKA: Fatal Fixation

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