Air Crash 1975 Overseas National Airways Flight 32 Firsthand Account & Photos For Sale

Air Crash 1975 Overseas National Airways Flight 32 Firsthand Account & Photos
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Air Crash 1975 Overseas National Airways Flight 32 Firsthand Account & Photos:

1975 Overseas National Airways Flight 32 Crash Firsthand Account & Photos.

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An interesting 8-page typescript prepared for (and rejected by) Reader’s Digest’s ‘First Person Story’ feature, recounting the author’s escape from a burning DC-10 on the runway of JFK International Airport in New York on November 12, 1975. The flight was filled exclusively with ONA employees, and the author appears to have been an off-duty flight attendant, based on comments he makes about his emergency training. This account was apparently never published. (We offer only the physical items, not any sort of copyright or printing rights).

“Overseas National Airways (ONA) Flight 032 was a non-scheduled positioning flight operated by Overseas National Airways with a McDonnell Douglas DC-10-30CF. On November 12, 1975, the flight crew initiated a rejected takeoff after accelerating through a large flock of gulls at John F. Kennedy International Airport, resulting in a runway excursion. Of the 139 aircraft occupants, all survived, while the aircraft was destroyed by an intense post-crash fire. The accident aircraft is claimed to be the largest commercial airliner ever destroyed due to a bird strike” [Wikipedia].

8-page stapled typescript on 8.5”x11” typing paper, plus a single-sheet “thanks but no thanks” letter from Reader’s Digest, plus 21 3.5”x5” color snapshots. Snapshots with some scattered minor soil and light wear. Typescript with some soil, thumbed corners, etc.

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