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Thanks to This Man, Airplanes Don’t Crash Into Mountains Anymore


Wreckage of Alaska Airlines Flight 1866, 1971

The wreckage of Alaska Airlines Flight 1866, a Boeing 727, smolders as recovery workers search for the bodies of 111 victims on Sept. 7, 1971, in Juneau, Alaska.

Credit: AP

Giant flocks of black birds circled the wreckage of an airliner that had struck an Alaska mountain two weeks earlier, killing all 111 aboard.

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