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1996 May 11 - ValuJet Flight 592

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1996 May 11 - ValuJet Flight 592

Post by planeanxiety » Tue Oct 15, 2019 1:06 pm

ValuJet Flight 592 was a regularly scheduled flight from Miami International Airport to Hartsfield–Jackson Atlanta International Airport. On May 11, 1996, the ValuJet Airlines McDonnell Douglas DC-9 operating the route crashed into the Everglades about 10 minutes after taking off from Miami as a result of a fire in the cargo compartment caused by improperly stored cargo. All 110 people on board died. The airline already had a poor safety record before the crash, and the accident brought widespread attention to the airline's problems. The airline was grounded for several months after the accident. When operations resumed, ValuJet had a decline in full fare passengers, leading ValuJet executives to believe that using the AirTran brand name for all airline operations was advantageous after the airline's holding company acquired AirTran Airways and its parent holding company.


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