PSA Flight 182
Pacific Southwest Airlines (PSA) Flight 182 was a Boeing 727-214 commercial airliner, registration, N533PS that crashed with a private Cessna 172 light aircraft over San Diego, California on September 25, 1978.
It was Pacific Southwest Airlines' first fatal accident. The death toll of 144 makes it the deadliest aircraft disaster in California history. Until the crash of American Airlines Flight 191, it was also the deadliest plane crash in U.S. aviation history.
Both aircraft crashed into North Park, a San Diego neighborhood, killing all 137 people on both aircraft and seven people on the ground in houses, including two children. Nine others on the ground were injured and 22 homes were destroyed or damaged by the impact and the spreading of debris.
Other websites[change | change source]
- Article about Flight 182 Archived 2008-12-19 at the Wayback Machine on PSA History Page
- PSA Flight 182 & 1771 Memorial Page at The PSA History Museum
- San Diego magazine 20th anniversary article about the PSA Disaster - Archived copy from www.archive.org
- "Death Over San Diego", Time Magazine, October 9, 1978
- TV Channel 10 (in San Diego) 25th Anniversary article with eyewitness accounts