Posted on: May 3, 2016 1:00:00 AM
In: Grossmont, District
Contact: Della Elliott (619) 644-7690 firstname.lastname@example.org
Grossmont College history instructor Martin Ennis is presenting an evening of film, lecture and discussion 6-8:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 10, about PSA Flight 182, the Sept. 25, 1978 midair collision in San Diego that killed 144 people and scattered wreckage across North Park.
The forum will be held in Griffin Gate in the student center, Building 60.
The PSA tragedy is still the deadliest air crash in the history of California and was the deadliest in the country at the time. All 135 people aboard the PSA Boeing 727-214 perished along with two in the Cessna and seven people on the ground. Nearly two dozen homes were damaged or destroyed.
"It was the worst day in San Diego history and most of my students are too young to know anything about the devastation that rained down from the skies that day," said Ennis, who has arranged for crash victim relatives, first responders and witnesses to the tragedy to be on hand at the Griffin Gate presentation to give firsthand accounts of what they saw and experienced.
The event is free and open to the public.
Excerpts from two films, "Return to Dwight and Nile," and "Air Disasters: Collision Over California," will be shown.
A speakers panel will feature: