Monday, June 04, 2007

Mesa Air 737 Crashes into Hospital in Las Vegas - 63 Dead

A Mesa Air 737 flight to Denver was gaining altitude when pilots reported a problem with the automatic pilot. The auot-pilot engaged on its own. Attempts to disengage failed and the plane flew into nearby El Banos hospital destroying the three story building. 43 passengers and crew, and 20 patients and staff at the hospital were killed in the crash and blaze that followed. The plane missed the main building and most of the patients and staff of the hospital were able to escape. Miraculously one passenger from the plane, also survived and is being treated at Vegas General. The FAA is examining the black box but reports from the tower indicate the pilots wrestling with controls until the crash.


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