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1989 February 8 - Independent Air Flight 1851

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1989 February 8 - Independent Air Flight 1851

Post by planeanxiety » Mon Oct 14, 2019 8:05 pm

On 8 February 1989, Independent Air Flight 1851, a Boeing 707 on an American charter flight from Bergamo, Italy to Punta Cana, Dominican Republic, struck Pico Alto while on approach to Santa Maria Airport in the Azores for a scheduled stopover. The aircraft was destroyed, with the loss of all 144 on board, resulting in the deadliest plane crash in Portugal's history. Due to the large number of tourists from Italy that perished in this tragedy, it is known in Italian as “Il disastro delle Azorre" ("The disaster of the Azores").


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