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737 Jet Lands on Grassy Area Far From Airport

May 25, 1988|Associated Press

NEW ORLEANS — A TACA International Airlines Boeing 737 jetliner lost power in both engines as it approached New Orleans on Tuesday and made an emergency landing in a grassy area six miles away, officials said.

The flight had originated in San Salvador with a stop at Belize. All 36 passengers and nine crew members were unharmed. The plane appeared undamaged.

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