The Tragedy of Flight 980 Add Video

Posted by Neal Holland on February 7, 2016 at 2:02 PM 6174 Views

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Reply Awilda Crain
6:40 PM on December 4, 2016 
I was working that night in System Control as a Dispatcher. It was the saddest shift I ever worked and everybody you can imagine came in the middle of the night. I knew that airplane real well and it was one of the best at that time, equipped to land at high altitudes! Never knew this footage existed. This footage puts things in perspective. Flew to La Paz three different times in my lifetime and although beautiful, never felt comfortable with the mountains. Hope somehow closure is given to this accident.
Reply Jim
4:19 PM on May 22, 2016 
Should have stayed on the Air Way, he deviated to the right of course.
Reply Neal Holland
2:35 PM on February 14, 2016 
Lynda, several people are working toward this goal. Having the crash re-investigated. With the video so popular and the story presented so well in George Jehn's book Final Destination: Disaster we hope this year will be a break through in getting this done. We need lots of support.
Reply Lynda George
12:01 AM on February 13, 2016 
Again, why was there no investigation? Surely by now there is adequate knowledge to
be able to go up the mountain with an investigative team.
Reply Neal Holland
4:12 PM on February 12, 2016 
[January 1, 1985
This is what we are trying to find out - why didn't the NTSB do a full scale investigation. Join our efforts
Reply Keith Little
3:55 PM on February 12, 2016 
What Year was this crash and why was there no NTSB investigation?
Reply Jim
9:52 AM on February 12, 2016 
The aircraft of one of our most modern types...
BOEING 727-225, registration: N819EA
Reply Harry
4:02 PM on February 9, 2016 
When did this climb and video take place?
If I heard it correctly Ray says "March 15, 1985".
Reply Glenn Timmis
11:30 AM on February 9, 2016 
Apparently this was the beginning of the end of Eastern a company that deserved a better fate. Way too many still unanswered questions. May they all RIP as they are now in Gods hands. Thank You!
Reply Dick Flynn
9:37 AM on February 9, 2016 
bill horton says...
Rest in peace. What was the aircraft number of EAL flight 980?

Reply Jim
8:23 AM on February 9, 2016 
When did this climb and video take place?
Reply bill horton
8:38 PM on February 8, 2016 
Rest in peace. What was the aircraft number of EAL flight 980?
Reply Harry
8:36 PM on February 8, 2016 
I can remember sitting in the cockpit at the San Juan airport and listening to my F/O Ray Valdes, telling us about a trip he was putting together to investigate the wreckage of Flight 980. I never knew if that trip ever materialized until the radio show several months ago. I have been waiting for the video to be posted. I knew Captain Larry Campbell very well; we flew many trips together on the L-1011. I was an engineer at the time and Larry was a F/O.
Ray did an excellent job in putting the video documentary together. It is an incredible video to watch. It stirs so much emotion, even after all these years.
Harry Willis
Reply Stephen Chase
10:42 AM on February 8, 2016 
Tragic but I am glad to know a little more of EAL's history and the wonderful people who make its family.
Reply Thomas OBryon
3:53 PM on February 7, 2016 
I knew one of the passengers. EAL Captain Woody Hargrove. I flew with him in DCA in '68. "Woody" is a nickname. Do not recall his first name.
Reply Lee Roy Hutchins
3:51 PM on February 7, 2016 
Rest in peace.
Reply Pat Willcox
3:41 PM on February 7, 2016 
IAH based Capt. Woody Hargroves was deheading home on that plane. Kind of ironic with his tragedy. He had recently completed the "HIMS" program and then "fate" takes him. I noticed that Ray's video did not mention the probable cause for the navigation error. "Omega" system.
Reply Jerry Frost
3:26 PM on February 7, 2016 
Very emotional at the end of this excellent documentary. 1985 seems an eternity ago.