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02/08/1985 Delta suffers its worst crash ever


WFAA Rewind: Dave Cassidy reports on the crash of Delta Flight 191


RAW VIDEO | Delta 191 crash at D/FW Airport in 1985

Delta Air Lines Flight 191 was approaching to land at DFW airport in stormy weather when it encountered a microburst causing the aircraft to strike the ground over a mile short of the runway. The plane proceeded to roll across a ploughed field and a highway, striking a car and colliding with two water tanks before disintegrating in a fireball. 137 people were killed in the disaster and 28 were injured.
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