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This Day In History: March 10th Dryden Air Crash 38 Years ago


On the snowy afternoon of March 10th, 1989, a Fokker F-28 with 69 passengers aboard crashed just beyond the runway. The plane burst into flames and broke apart, killing 24 passengers and destroying the cockpit voice recorder, or “black box”. Investigation revealed that a number of factors had contributed to the crash. Most significant was the deadly accumulation of ice on the wings. The changes recommended by the official inquiry forever altered aircraft safety regulations in Canada.

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