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UNITED FLIGHT 173 DOWN ON THIS DAY IN 1978

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United Airlines Flight 173 was a scheduled flight from John F.
Kennedy International
Airport
in New York City to Portland
International Airport
 in Portland, Oregon, with a scheduled stop
in
Denver
, Colorado. On December 28, 1978, the aircraft flying
this route ran out of fuel while troubleshooting a landing gear
problem and crashed in a suburban
Portland neighborhood
near NE 157th Avenue and East
Burnside Street killing 10
people. 

  



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Flight 173 was piloted by an experienced cockpit crew,
consisting of Captain Malburn McBroom (above), First
Officer Roderick "Rod" Beebe, and Flight Engineer
Forrest Mendenhall.  McBroom had been with United
Airlines for 27 years; he was one of the airline’s most
senior pilots with more than 27,600 hours of flight time,
of which about 5,500 hours had been as a DC-8 captain.

Note{McBroom died on October 9, 2004 at age 77.

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The crash site of United flight 173 as it looks today.

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JOHN BELMONT

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In Oslo, Norway, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. received the Nobel
Peace Prize on this day in 1964. He was the youngest person
to receive the award.

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CARLATA BRADLEY

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The D.C. sniper attacks (also known as the Beltway sniper attacks) were
a series of coordinated shootings that occurred during three weeks in
October 2002 in
Maryland, Virginia and the District of Columbia. Ten
people were killed and three others were critically wounded in the
Baltimore-Washington Metropolitan Area and along Interstate 95
in Virginia.

The snipers were John Allen Muhammad (aged 41 at the time) and Lee
Boyd Malvo
(aged 17 at the time), who traveled in a blue 1990 Chevrolet
Caprice
sedan. Their crime spree, begun in February 2002, included
murders and robberies in the states of Alabama, Arizona, Florida,
Georgia, Louisiana, Texas, and Washington, which resulted in seven
deaths and seven wounded people; in ten months, the snipers killed
17 people and wounded 10 others.

In September 2003, Muhammad was sentenced to death, and in October,
the juvenile, Malvo, was sentenced to six consecutive
life sentences
without parole
. In November 2009, Muhammad was put to death by
lethal injection.

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Lee Boyd Malvo (left) and John Allen Muhammad became known as
the "D.C. Snipers."

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Law enforcement officers search the car that John Allen Muhammad
and John Lee Malvo were in when police arrested them at a rest stop along I-70 west of Myersville.

 
"The Bushmaster rifle used by the convicted snipers.

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SANDY KOZEL

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On this day in 1927, Charles A. Lindberg completed the first solo
nonstop airplane flight from New York, crossing the Atlantic Ocean
and landing his Spirit of St. Louis in Paris France.

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CAMILLE
BOHANNON

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On this day in 1927, 25-year-old Charles Lindbergh (above) became
the first person to make a nonstop solo flight across the Atlantic
Ocean, taking off from New York’s Roosevelt Field and arriving in
Paris, France 33.5 hours later.

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Charles Lindbergh and the Spirit of St. Louis on the way to Paris.

Charles Lindbergh lands in Paris having just flown solo over the Atlantic © Getty

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Crowds race to meet Charles Lindbergh after he lands the Spirit of St. Louis in Paris.

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Charles Augustus Lindbergh
(February 4, 1902 – August 26, 1974)

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On May 20, 1932, Amelia Earhart took off from Newfoundland; she
landed in Ireland nearly 15 hours later, becoming the first woman
to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean.

    
      

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Amelia Mary Earhart  (July 24, 1897; disappeared July 2, 1937)

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