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This Woman Survived a Horrific Plane Crash and Lived to Tell

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This Woman Survived a Horrific Plane Crash and Lived to Tell

Short | 02:38

A survivor of United Airlines Flight 173 to Portland describes what went through her mind as the plane crashed into a suburb 20 miles away from its destination.

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Just minutes before touching down in Portland International Airport, all four engines of a DC-8 mysteriously flame out. With the aircraft dropping 3,000 feet per minute, the pilots realize they have no option but to crash land in the middle of a major American city. Witness the harrowing emergency landing of United Airlines Flight 173 in Portland, Oregon, and uncover the shocking reasons for its massive engine failure.

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