National Geographic Channel Seconds From Disaster

Plane Crash In The Potomac

Season 3, Ep 12, Aired 9/27/06
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  • Episode Description
  • A passenger plane crashes into the Potomac River in Washington, D.C. in January 1982--killing a total of 78 people. Delayed almost two hours due to blizzard conditions and freezing temperatures, the 737 plummets just one minute after take off--crushing four cars on the 14th Street Bridge and sinking into the icy river. What caused this tragic disaster? Was it an act of terrorism, a faulty de-icing process or pilot error?

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  • Shocking, visually impressive and exciting

    By Parricida, Oct 30, 2008

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    • Alternative titles: Washington Air Crash, Potomac

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