Articles about crew
The airship industry is probably the only industry to die in modern times because of disasters, although it experienced only two, the R101 and the Hindenberg, which had a combined death-toll of less than 100. There have been much worse disasters, on land, at sea and in the air, but none has brought to such an abrupt halt the industry from which it evolved. Perhaps the seeds of disaster lay not in its flying machines, but in the industry itself, with its vulnerable technology resting upon politics.
At 4:01pm Air Florida Flight 90 struck the 14th Street Bridge over the Potomac River in Washington D.C. Within minutes over 70 people would perish in the icy cold waters, just yards away from help on snow covered banks of the city's emergency services.
The year 1977 saw the world's worst airline disaster, claiming 582 souls. The chain of events on that day in March 27th were set in motion early on. But had one of those links been broken at any point, many lives could have been saved. Many lessons have been learned since then and many implemented to avoid it from ever occuring again.