December 22, 1992 |
A chartered Dutch jumbo jet with 340 people aboard slammed into a runway Monday while trying to land in a storm, broke apart and burst into flames. Officials said at least 54 people en route to this popular beach resort were killed. The government said 282 people survived the crash of the DC-10, although many were injured. Four people were listed as missing. Pilots said that holes in the wreckage, the proximity of firefighting equipment and luck all contributed to the high number of survivors.