Thursday, September 25, 2008

PSA Flight 182 remembered

I wasn't living in San Diego in 1978, but those that did live here will remember September 25th of that year with vivid and lasting memories. A Pacific Southwest Airlines (PSA) flight carrying 144 passengers crashed through the above street, killing everyone on board and several on the ground. To this day it is counted as the deadliest aircraft disaster in California history. Go to the San Diego Blog, where hundreds of people have posted personal accounts of their memories of this day 30 years ago as well as links to the details of the crash. Reading these accounts is gut/heart wrenching, but it also keeps the memories alive of the loved ones lost and the community that grieved and rebuilt together. Click here for photos by our local paper of the crash and aftermath. St Augustine High School, above, is less than one mile away and the school gym was used as a temporary morgue.
I took this photo yesterday of these two houses which are a few blocks from the corner of Dwight and Nile. The brown house is post 1978 style next to an old 1920's style on the right. The neighborhood is almost completely rebuilt except directly across from these houses is a large empty lot.
P.S.: Thanks to Randy for reminding me of this important anniversary in San Diego history.

3 Comments:

Blogger Tanya said...

Oh I remember this day. I was in Jr. High. One of the girls in our chorus class was called out because her mom was on the flight. Also my 6th grade teacher's son was as well. Such a tragedy.

Thu Sep 25, 11:20:00 AM PDT  
Anonymous Randy said...

I was just in grade school back then, but remember the commotion and emotions very well.

San Diego has moved on from this striking moment in its history, but is great to see that not everybody has forgotten.

The narratives and pictures in the external links are pretty powerful.

Fri Sep 26, 09:06:00 AM PDT  
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