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Date: 16 August 1987
Airline: Northwest Airlines
Flight No.: 255
Aircraft: DC-9-82 (MD-82)
Location: Detroit, MI
Fatalities: 154:155+2

Photographer: Unknown

The aircraft crashed on takeoff from Detroit after the crew forgot to set their flaps. The aircraft climb to approximately 50 feet, stalled, hit several light posts, grazed a rental car building, and came to rest on the airport access road. A 4 year old girl was the sole survivor of the accident.




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