By Emilio Corsetti III
On may possibly 2, 1970, a DC-9 jet with fifty seven passengers and a staff of six departed from New York's JFK overseas Airport en path to the tropical island of St. Maarten, yet 4 hours and 34 mins later the flight resulted in the shark-infested waters of the Caribbean. It was once, and continues to be, the single open-water ditching of a advertisement jet. the following rescue of survivors took approximately 3 hours and concerned the coast defend, army, and marines. This gripping account of that fateful day recounts what used to be occurring contained in the cabin, the cockpit, and the helicopters because the crews struggled opposed to the elements and dwindling sunlight to rescue the survivors, who had simply their existence vests and a lone get away chute to maintain them afloat.
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35 Miles from Shore: The Ditching and Rescue of Alm Flight 980 by Emilio Corsetti III