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16/08/1987 Northwest Airlines Flight 255 crashes after take off, killing 157 people

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Northwest Flight 255 News Coverage - Detroit

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FILE VIDEO: Flight 255: A Day Remembered

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Remembering the victims of Flight 255

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NWA 255 raw 10

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Firefighter finds lone survivor of Flight 255

Northwest Airlines Flight 255, a McDonnell Douglas MD-82, crashed shortly after takeoff from Detroit Metropolitan Airport, killing all six crew members and 148 of its 149 passengers, along with two people on the ground. The sole survivor was a 4-year-old girl, Cecelia Cichan, who sustained serious injuries.
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