Wednesday, October 03, 2007

Check out those go-go boots!

This is part of a display in the Air & Space Museum of an airline called Pacific Southwest Airlines (PSA) that was headquartered in San Diego from around 1950 - 1988. Back then, they were known for their short flight attendant uniforms and for the smiles they painted on the nose of their planes.
Sadly, one of the things they are most remembered for is the crash in 1978 of PSA Flight 182 where a plane collided with a Cessna and crashed into the North Park neighborhood. It is the worst aircraft disaster in California to date. Do you remember the crash or the uniforms?

3 Comments:

Blogger Brent McD. said...

yowza! that stewardess uniform is pretty great. there was a controversy recently about a hooters waitress who was not allowed to board a southwest flight because of her skimpy outfit....
;-)

Wed Oct 03, 12:13:00 PM PDT  
Blogger expat said...

The crash was just before I came here to live, but I've heard the dreadful stories about bodies raining down. I flew PSA many times, though, and loved the very convivial area where seating rows were turned around to face each other.

Wed Oct 03, 03:08:00 PM PDT  
Anonymous Jeanie said...

I lived down the alley from St. Augustine's. They used the gym as a make-shift morgue, and the field as a headquarters. I drove through the crash intersection a half hour before the collision. It was five blocks from my house. It was a hot day. It was surreal.

Mon Oct 15, 02:53:00 AM PDT  

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