This day in history: Flight 255 from Detroit crashes
As seen in the Aug. 17, 1987 Lansing State Journal TOP STORY 147 feared dead in Detroit jetliner crash ROMULUS - A Northwest Airliner MD-80 passenger jetliner, carrying 147 people and reportedly on fire as it plunged, crashed moments after takeoff Sunday night from Detroit Metropolitan Airport, apparently killing all aboard, officials said.
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#1 Aug 17, 2013
I had worked midnight and was sleeping and felt jolt.woke , turned on television tried to go down there. I was maybe less than 2 miles away.(94&ecorse.) It was already inaccessible. They did good job responding. I'm glad i never saw it. I heard noone volunteered for clean up. Very gruesome sight i would guess. Pilot never checked flaps i heard
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