Living Hell - Volume #1, Issue #15


Special Halloween Edition!


  o Operation Boo
  o Ways We Die
  o Side Note

Operation Boo

Scary Scenery

  o four (4) plastic jack-o-lanterns, for lining walkway

  o four (4) tea lights, for lighting lanterns

  o three (3) plastic "devil style" pitchforks

  o one (1) body, created from old clothes and towels

  o one (1) white sheet, for covering body

  o one (1) red paint pen, for adding blood to body

  o one (1) 50-foot section of rope, for hanging body

  o one (1) plastic jack-o-lantern, for porch light

  o one (1) giant plastic green space alien, for yard

  o one (1) 60-watt light bulb, for lighting alien

  o one (1) roll yellow "DARE TO ENTER" tape

  o one (1) black cat (real)

Scary Music

  o Bach, "Toccata and Fugue in G"

  o Berlioz, "Symphonie Fantastique" (fifth movement)

  o Danny Elfman, music from "Batman"

  o Danny Elfman, music from "Beetlejuice"

  o Bernard Herrman, "Vertigo Suite"

  o James Horner, music from "Aliens"

  o Erich Kunzel and the Cincinnati Pops Orchestra, from
    various albums,

    - theme from "Phantom of the Opera" (with haunted
      house sound effects)

    - music from "Psycho" (with running water and

    - "Terminator Theme" (with menacing machine

  o Marc Shaiman, music from "Addams Family Values"

  o Verdi, "Requiem" / Mozart, "Requiem" (random excerpts)

  o John Williams, main theme from "Dracula"

plus incidental heavy-metal tunes, a la

  o AC/DC, "Hells Bells"

  o Accept, "Heaven is Hell"

  o Dokken, "Mr. Scary" (but, of course)

  o Guns 'n' Roses, "Coma" (with hospital sound effects!)

  o Iron Butterfly, "In-A-Gadda-Da-Vidda" (long version,
    as *if* there's any other...  cigarette lighters op-

  o Megadeth, random songs ("Prince of Darkness," "Go To
    Hell," etc.)

  o Metallica and San Francisco Symphony Orchestra, "The
    Call of Klutu" (instrumental)

  o Motorhead, "You Better Run" (baby, you'd better run)

  o Slayer, "God Hates Us All" (album) /
    Slayer, "South of Heaven" (album) (random song snippets)

  o Type O Negative, "Black Sabbath" (spoken lyrics!)

  o Rob Zombie, "Perversion 99" (instrumental)

  o White Zombie, "Super Sexy Swingin' Sounds" (album) /
    Rob Zombie, "American Made Music to Strip By" (album)
    (random remix snippets)

  o ZZ Top, "Dreadmonboogaloo" (instrumental)

plus incidental party music, a la

  o Bobby "Boris" Pickett and The Crypt-Kickers, "Monster

  o Sheb Wooley, "The Purple People Eater"

  o Lewis Lee, "Attack of the Killer Tomatoes"

  o etc.

Scary Decor

  o dimmed lights

  o darkened hallways

  o miniature plastic black cauldron (for candy)

  o The Simpsons "Treehouse of Horror" graveyard playset, fea-

    - King Homer
    - Bart as The Fly
    - Mr. Burns as Dracula,
    - Ned Flanders as the Devil ("it's always the one you
      least expect")
    - miniature Killer Krusty doll

  o The Simpsons "Treehouse of Horror" spaceship playset, fea-

    - Kang
    - Kodos
    - Homer ("I suppose you want to probe me")
    - miniature "How To Cook For Forty Humans" book

Scary Candy

(frightening after subsequent dentist visits...)

  o "Snickers"

  o "Kit-Kat"

  o "Heath"

  o "Butterfinger"

Scary Attire

  o black shirt

  o black pants

  o black shoes

  o white socks (now *that's* scary)

  o black gloves

  o dog collar

  o spiked leather bracelet

  o three-foot length of chain (used as belt)

  o large plastic carving knife

  o large plastic butcher knife (glow-in-dark)

Scary Timetable

  o 21 days prior - Purchase 50-foot section of rope at K-
    Mart; tie hangman's noose at end of rope; hang sheet-
    covered body from tree in front yard; purchase plastic
    pumpkin at Target; cut hole in bottom of said pumpkin,
    place over porch light.

  o 15 days prior - Purchase giant plastic space alien at
    Target; strap said space alien into back seat of car;
    purchase plastic butcher knife at Wal-Mart; place said
    knife on dashboard.

  o 10 days prior - Draw blood stains on sheets covering
    body hanging from tree; purchase plastic pitchforks
    at Target; replace pink flamingos in front yard with
    said pitchforks, placed upright.

  o 7 days prior - Draw *spreading* blood stains on body
    hanging from tree; wrap yellow "DARE TO ENTER" tape
    across front door; change hanging-height of body ev-
    ery few days, just to mess with neighbor's minds.

  o 3 days prior - Draw blood stains on portion of sheet
    covering body's *head*; locate gray spray paint in
    mess of house; paint slight shadows over eye-socket
    area of head.

  o 1 day prior - Wrap remaining yellow "DARE TO ENTER"
    tape around trunk of tree in front yard with body
    hanging from it; draw remaining blood stains on body
    hanging from tree; consider affixing meat, fake *or*
    real, to said sheet; give pep talk to Felix,
    author's black cat.

  o 1 hour prior - Dump candy into bowl; position stereo
    speakers in window of adjoining bedroom; place pre-
    selected scary music beside stereo; light jack-o-lan-
    terns; turn on porch light; dim house lights; prepare
    to scare crap out of children.

Ways We Die

"Wanna see something really scary?"
   - Dan Aykroyd, "Twilight Zone: The Movie"

Halloween, at a base level, allows us to laugh at death.  To flaunt
our mortality in the context of ghast; to revel in The End, prefer-
ably The *Grisly* End.  Or, as the Kiss lyrics so succinctly sums
up, "I gotta laugh 'cause I know I'm gonna die."  Presumably, the
yearly ritual of morbid celebration serves as a mental pressure
value, much as gallows humor so well de-stresses firefighters and
police officers, among others.  (Disclaimer, I'm not a psychologist
nor do I play one on TV.)  But what seasonal scare can *possibly*
top the televised tortures of September 11 and the reported deaths
by fire, fall, crushing, et al?  If we're "stun numb" this year,
maybe it's 'cause the events in New York and Washington (for start-
ers) combined so many of our collective fears:  jumbo jets crash-
ing, tall buildings collapsing, hijackings, suicide attacks, com-
pression, and incineration.  Really, what garden-variety trick,
treat, or ghost story stands a *chance* against that?  'Cept, per-
haps (and as a newspaper cartoon noted), someone dressed as a TV
set showing "BREAKING NEWS?"

Well, I'll take a shot at scaring you.

From http://www.crashdatabase.com, Air Safety Online's searchable
database of 1,500 commercial airline accident records from 1970
forward, here are fifty ways to die.  With master incident list at
bottom.   Boo.

  o Boeing 747-400 - Attempted takeoff in heavy rain and high
    winds. Pilot mistakenly utilized closed runway. Aircraft
    struck construction equipment, broke into three parts, and
    burst into flames. 83 of 179 killed (Taipei, Taiwan,
    10/31/00) 1

  o Aerospatiale BAe Concorde 101 - Crashed after takeoff af-
    ter striking metal strip on runway believed left by other
    plane. Metal strip slashed tire. Tire exploded and damaged
    fuel tank. Leaking fuel started fire. Fire led to loss of
    aircraft control. 109 of 109 killed, plus 5 on ground
    (Gonesse, France, 7/25/00) 2

  o Xian Yunshuji Y-7-100C - Struck by lightning while landing
    during thunderstorms and heavy rain. Aircraft exploded.
    Half of plane crashed into farmhouse; other half crashed
    near dike on Hanjiang River. 44 of 44 killed, plus 7 swept
    into river by impact of crash. (Shitai, China, 6/22/00) 3

  o Boeing 747-400 - Hijacked two minutes after takeoff. Man
    with knife forced way into cockpit. Computer flight-
    simulation fan who wanted to fly real plane. Forced copi-
    lot out of cockpit. Captain refused and was stabbed. Man
    grabbed controls. After sudden drop in altitude, attacker
    was overpowered. Plane landed safely but captain died. 1
    of 517 killed (Tokyo, Japan, 7/23/99) 4

  o Harbin Yunshuji Y-12 II - Crashed shortly after takeoff.
    Aircraft, designed to carry maximum of 19 passengers, was
    overloaded. 28 of 28 killed (Erdenet, Mongolia, 5/26/98) 5

  o Boeing 747-100 - Hit severe turbulence during clear-air
    flying, 950 miles southeast of Tokyo.  1 of 393 killed,
    passenger (Pacific Ocean, 12/28/97) 6

  o Airbus A300-200 B4 - Crashed into mountainous terrain, 20
    miles from airport. Plane directed in wrong direction, to-
    ward terrain obscured by smoke and haze due to forest
    fires. 234 of 234 killed (Buah Nabar, Indonesia, 9/26/97)

  o Fokker F-100 - Explosion causing explosive decompression
    and six-foot hole in side of fuselage. One passenger
    sucked out. Bomb, containing only 7 ounces of explosives,
    was placed under a passenger seat. 1 of 60 killed (Suzano,
    Brazil, 7/9/97) 8

  o Boeing 767-200ER - Hijacked shortly after takeoff by three
    drunken, escaped prisoners. Demanded to go to Australia,
    but wouldn't let pilot stop to refuel. Plane ran out of
    fuel and ditched 500 feet offshore of island beach. Hi-
    jackers fought pilot for control of aircraft during final
    minutes. Left wing tip struck water and plane crashed into
    sea, flipping at least once before breaking apart. 125 of
    175 killed (Moroni, Comoros Islands, 11/23/96) 9

  o Boeing 757-200 - Crashed into ocean 28 minutes after take-
    off. Adhesive tape on static ports, placed there during
    maintenance and cleaning, caused malfunction of cockpit
    indicators. Crew unable to correctly determine altitude
    and airspeed. With no ground reference over water and
    night flying conditions, crashed into ocean. 70 of 70
    killed (Pasamayo, Peru, 10/2/96) 10

  o Douglas DC-9-32 - Crashed into remote section of Ever-
    glades shortly after takeoff, after crew reported fire and
    smoke. Inflight fire caused by activation of one or more
    oxygen generators in cargo hold. Loss of aircraft resulted
    either from failure of flight controls or incapacitation
    of crew due to extreme heat and smoke. 110 of 110 killed
    (Miami, Florida, 5/11/96) 11

  o Tupolev TU-154B - Crashed into mountainous terrain. Crew
    error. Fuel selected from wing tanks on one side only,
    causing imbalance and banking to right. 97 of 97 killed
    (Grossevichi, Russia, 12/7/95) 12

  o Airbus A310-300 - Crashed after captain allowed his chil-
    dren to manipulate controls. Eleven year-old daughter and
    sixteen year-old son took turns. While boy was flying, he
    inadvertently disengaged autopilot aileron control. Air-
    craft began bank of 90 degrees, causing nose to drop
    sharply. Copilot pulled on yoke to obtain level flight but
    plane stalled. He could not properly control aircraft as
    seat was pulled all the way back. After several stalls and
    rapid pull-ups, plane started spiral descent. Copilot ini-
    tiated a 4.8g climb and nearly regained stable flight path
    when aircraft struck ground. 75 of 75 killed (Mezhdure-
    chensk, Russia, 3/23/94) 13

  o Convair 640 - Crashed into trees during approach to air-
    port. Crew mistook hotel lights for runway lights. 31 of
    59 killed (Kafountine, Senegal, 2/9/92) 14

  o CASA 212 Aviocar 200 - Shot at by drunken police officers
    attempting to stop aircraft mistaken believed to be drug
    smuggling. 15 of 15 killed (Bellavista Airport, Peru,
    7/9/91) 15

  o Boeing 737-300 / Swearingen SA-27AC - Landed upon other
    aircraft.  Both planes slid off runway into unoccupied
    fire station and burst into flames. Controller confusion
    resulted in incorrect clearance. 34 of 99 killed, 22
    aboard Boeing, 12 aboard Swearingen. (Los Angeles, Cali-
    fornia, 2/1/91) 16

  o BAC One-Eleven 528FL - Large section of windshield fell
    off. Decompression pulled captain out from under seatbelt
    and into opening. Steward in cockpit grabbed his legs. An-
    other steward strapped self into vacant seat and also
    grabbed legs. Copilot, wearing full restraints, made emer-
    gency landing at Southampton. Captain remained halfway out
    of aircraft for 15 minutes and suffered only frostbite and
    a few fractures. 0 of 85 killed (Oxfordshire, England,
    6/10/90) 17

  o Boeing 707-300B - Ran out of fuel after placed in series
    of extended holding patterns as approaching New York. Crew
    informed controllers of fuel status but did not declare
    emergency. Upon clearance to land, missed approach and
    crashed in wooded area on "go around." Flight crew spoke
    little English and used non-emergency-indicating terminol-
    ogy. 73 of 158 killed (Cove Neck, New York, 1/25/90) 18

  o Boeing 747-100 - Explosive decompression and loss of power
    in two of four engines due to improperly latched cargo
    door. Nine passengers sucked out over ocean. Plane landed
    safely. 9 of 356 killed (Honolulu, Hawaii, 2/24/89) 19

  o Boeing 737-200 - Crashed attempting landing after ingest-
    ing numerous pigeons into both engines during takeoff. 35
    of 104 killed (Bahar Dar, Ethiopia, 9/15/88) 20

  o Airbus A300-200 B2 - Shot down by U.S. Navy vessel after
    failing to respond to challenges. Misread radar also con-
    tributed. 290 of 290 killed (Persian Gulf, 7/3/88) 21

  o Boeing 737-200 - Top of fuselage separated, resulted in
    explosive decompression and severe structural damage.
    Flight attendant sucked out over ocean. Plane landed
    safely (see http://www.disastercity.com/flt243/243a.jpg
    for rather incredible photo) 1 of 95 killed (Maui, Hawaii,
    4/28/88) 22

  o British Aerospace BAe 146-200A - Pilots shot by fired air-
    line employee. Aircraft entered steep dive and crashed. 43
    of 43 killed (San Luis Obispo, California, 12/7/87) 23

  o Douglas DC-9-32 / Piper PA-28-181 - Midair collision, af-
    ter Piper inadvertently entered LAX "control area." Piper
    fell into unoccupied playground. DC-9 crashed into
    neighborhood, destroying eleven homes. 67 of 67 killed,
    including 3 on Piper and 15 on ground (Cerritos, Califor-
    nia, 8/31/86) 24

  o Boeing 727-200 - Overheated tire exploded in wheel well
    after takeoff, damaging hydraulic and electrical systems.
    Aircraft lost control and crashed. 167 of 167 killed
    (Maravatio, Mexico, 3/31/86) 25

  o Boeing 737-200 - Crew accidentally tried to take off from
    taxiway. Takeoff aborted but aircraft overran runway, col-
    lided with structures, and broke in two. 1 of 72 killed
    (Sao Paulo, Brazil, 1/28/86) 26

  o Embraer EMB-110P Bandeirante - Crashed into emergency ve-
    hicle  while attempting landing after engine fire. 17 of
    17 killed (Juara, Brazil, 6/23/85) 27

  o Tupolev TU-154B - Crashed into cleaning vehicles on runway
    while landing. Flight control officer fell asleep and did
    not inform controllers of obstruction. 174 of 175 killed,
    plus 4 on ground (Omsk, Russia, USSR, 10/11/84) 28

  o Boeing 747-200B - Shot down by Russian fighter after
    drifting off course and twice penetrating Soviet airspace.
    Crashed into Sea of Japan. 269 of 269 killed (Sakhalin Is-
    land, Russia, 9/1/83) 29

  o Douglas DC-9-32 - In-flight fire forced emergency landing.
    Fatalities occurred from smoke inhalation and flash fire
    that erupted when exit doors were opened. Captain delayed
    quicker landing due to underestimation of fire severity
    and conflicting fire-progress reports. 23 of 46 killed
    (Cincinnati International Airport, Covington/Hebron, Ken-
    tucky, 6/2/83) 30

  o Ilyushin Il-18B - Cabin fire caused by passenger ciga-
    rette. Led to oxygen tank explosion. 25 of 69 killed
    (Guangzhou, China, 12/24/82) 31

  o Boeing 737-200 - Broke in two after hard landing. Pilot's
    misuse of rain repellant caused optical illusion. 2 of 118
    killed (Brasilia, Brazil, 5/25/82) 32

  o Douglas DC-8-61 - Crashed short of runway into shallow wa-
    ter after struggle between mentally-ill captain, copilot,
    and flight engineer. During approach, captain, known to
    have mental problems, reversed inboard engines in attempt
    to destroy aircraft. 24 of 174 killed (Tokyo, Japan,
    2/9/82) 33

  o Boeing 737-200 - Crashed into Potomac River shortly after
    takeoff. Struck 14th Street bridge and promptly sank. Crew
    failed to use anti-icing system during takeoff. Ground
    crew failed to de-ice plane second time. 74 of 79 killed,
    plus 4 on bridge (Washington, D.C., 1/13/82) 34

  o Lockheed L-1011-200 TriStar - Fire in cargo compartment
    detected 6 minutes after takeoff. Plane returned to air-
    port and landed. Because of delayed evacuation, all aboard
    killed by smoke and fire. Captain did not order emergency
    exiting, nor did he immediately stop. Twenty-three minutes
    passed before doors were opened. 301 of 301 killed (Ri-
    yadh, Saudi Arabia, 8/19/80) 35

  o Hawker Siddeley Trident 2E - Crashed into factory after
    being stolen and flown by pilot not qualified to fly. 12
    of 12 killed, plus 32 on ground (Bejing, China, 3/14/79)

  o Boeing 747-100 / Boeing 747-200B - Ground collision in
    heavy fog.  Plane started taking off with other still on
    runway.  583 of 644 killed, worst death toll in aviation
    history (Tenerife, Canary Islands, 3/27/77) 37

  o BAC One-Eleven 527FK - Grenades detonated in cabin by hi-
    jackers. Aircraft destroyed. 10 of 103 killed, including
    all 3 hijackers (Zamboanga, Philippines, 5/26/76) 38

  o Douglas C-47 - Collided with mountain shortly after take-
    off. Crew distracted by tourist guide in cockpit. 20 of 25
    killed (Banos, Ecuador, 5/2/74) 39

  o McDonnell Douglas DC-10-10 - Rear cargo door lost shortly
    after takeoff, resulting in explosive decompression and
    internal damage. Aircraft lost control and crashed into
    forest at high rate of speed. 346 of 346 killed (Ermenon-
    ville, France, 3/3/74) 40

  o Boeing 707-300B - Two phosphorus bombs thrown into air-
    craft ready for departure. 30 of 177 killed (Rome, Italy,
    12/17/73) 41

  o McDonnell Douglas DC-10-10 - Starboard engine disinte-
    grated. Pieces struck fuselage, breaking window, and caus-
    ing explosive decompression. One passenger sucked out. 1
    of 128 killed (Albuquerque, New Mexico, 11/3/73) 42

  o Boeing 727-200 - Shot down by Israeli fighter after drift-
    ing into airspace due to strong tailwinds. Fire broke out
    and crew attempted emergency landing in desert. Aircraft
    crashed and burst into flames. 110 of 113 killed (Is-
    ma'iliya, Egypt, 2/21/73) 43

  o Lockheed L-1011-1 TriStar - Crashed into Everglades after
    preoccupied crew member accidentally pushed on yoke,
    releasing autopilot. With no ground reference and under
    night conditions, aircraft gradually descended until
    crashing. Apparitions of captain and flight engineer later
    reported by airline employees, after spare parts were used
    on other planes. 100 of 176 killed (Everglades National
    Park, Florida, 12/29/72) 44

  o Ilyushin Il-62 - Leaking air-conditioning system in cargo
    bay released hot air.  Hot air melted insulation off ca-
    bles.  Melting insulation ignited flammable fluid.  Uncon-
    trollable fire eventually weakened structure until tail
    fell off. 156 of 156 killed (Konigs Wusterausen, East Ger-
    many, 8/14/72) 45

  o Douglas DC-9-14 - Crashed while practicing "touch and go"
    landings, after getting caught in wake of DC-10 turbu-
    lence. 4 of 4 killed (Dallas/Ft. Worth, Texas, 5/30/72) 46

  o Douglas DC-9-32 - Detonation of bomb in cargo hold. Stew-
    ardess fell 33,000 feet in tail section and survived,
    though breaking both legs and becoming paralyzed from
    waist down. 27 of 28 killed (Hermsdorf, Czechoslovakia,
    1/26/72) 47

  o Lockheed L-188A Electra - Struck by lightning after enter-
    ing area of thunderstorms and heavy turbulence. Caused
    fire leading to separation of right wing and part of left.
    Aircraft crashed in mountainous terrain. One passenger,
    female teenager, survived and was found after trekking
    through jungle for 10 days. 91 of 92 killed (Puerto Inca,
    Huanuco, Peru, 12/24/71) 48

  o Boeing 727-200 - Experienced hard landing causing aircraft
    to bounce. Second attempt caused main landing gear to
    fail. Aircraft overran runway and struck embankment. 2 of
    55 killed (St. Thomas, Virgin Islands, 12/28/70) 49

  o Martin 404 - Crashed into mountainous area, after taking
    scenic detour through steep mountains. Charter plane was
    overloaded by 5,165 pounds. 32 of 40 killed (Mt. Trelease,
    near Silver Plume, Colorado, 10/2/70) 50

Incident List

  1. Singapore Airlines, Taipei, Taiwan, 10/31/00, 83 of 179

  2. Air France, Gonesse, France, 7/25/00, 109 of 109 + 5 RIP

  3. Wuhan Airlines, Shitai, China, 6/22/00, 44 of 44 + 7 RIP

  4. All Nippon Airways, Tokyo, Japan, 7/23/99, 1 of 517 RIP

  5. MIAT Mongolian Airlines, Erdenet, Mongolia, 5/26/98, 28
     of 28 RIP

  6. United Airlines, Pacific Ocean, 12/28/97, 1 of 393 RIP

  7. Garuda Indonesia Airlines, Buah Nabar, Indonesia,
     9/26/97, 234 of 234 RIP

  8. TAM, Suzano, Brazil, 7/9/97, 1 of 60 RIP

  9. Ethiopian Airlines, Moroni, Comoros Islands, 11/23/96,
     125 of 175 RIP

  10. Aeroperu, Pasamayo, Peru, 10/2/96, 70 of 70 RIP

  11. ValuJet, Miami, Florida, 5/11/96, 110 of 110 RIP

  12. Far East Aviation, Grossevichi, Russia, 12/7/95, 97 of
      97 RIP

  13. Aeroflot, Mezhdurechensk, Russia, 3/23/94, 75 of 75 RIP

  14. Gambcrest, Kafountine, Senegal, 2/9/92, 31 of 59 RIP

  15. Aerochasqui, Bellavista Airport, Peru, 7/9/91, 15 of 15

  16. USAir / Skywest Airlines, Los Angeles, California,
      2/1/91, 34 of 99 RIP

  17. BAA British Airways, Oxfordshire, England, 6/10/90, 0
      of 85 RIP

  18. AVIANCA, Cove Neck, New York, 1/25/90, 73 of 158 RIP

  19. United Airlines, Honolulu, Hawaii, 2/24/89, 9 of 356

  20. Ethiopian Airlines, Bahar Dar, Ethiopia, 9/15/88, 35 of
      104 RIP

  21. Iran Air, Persian Gulf, 7/3/88, 290 of 290 RIP

  22. Aloha Airlines, Maui, Hawaii, 4/28/88, 1 of 95 RIP

  23. PSA Pacific Southwest Airlines, San Luis Obispo, Cali-
      fornia, 12/7/87, 43 of 43 RIP

  24. Aeromexico / Private, Cerritos, California, 8/31/86, 67
      of 67 + 15 RIP

  25. Mexicana, Maravatio, Mexico, 3/31/86, 167 of 167 RIP

  26. VASP, Sao Paulo, Brazil, 1/28/86, 1 of 72 RIP

  27. TABA, Juara, Brazil, 6/23/85, 17 of 17 RIP

  28. Aeroflot, Omsk, Russia, USSR, 10/11/84, 174 of 175 + 4

  29. Korean Airlines, Sakhalin Island, Russia, 9/1/83, 269
      of 269 RIP

  30. Air Canada, Cincinnati International Airport, Coving-
      ton/Hebron, Kentucky, 6/2/83, 23 of 46 RIP

  31. CAAC, Guangzhou, China, 12/24/82, 25 of 69 RIP

  32. VASP, Brasilia, Brazil, 5/25/82, 2 of 118 RIP

  33. Japan Airlines, Tokyo, Japan, 2/9/82, 24 of 174 RIP

  34. Air Florida, Washington, D.C., 1/13/82, 74 of 79 + 4

  35. Saudi Arabian Airlines, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, 8/19/80,
      301 of 301 RIP

  36. CAAC, Bejing, China, 3/14/79, 12 of 12 + 32 RIP

  37. Pan American World Airways / KLM Royal Dutch Airlines,
      Tenerife, Canary Islands, 3/27/77, 583 of 644 RIP

  38. Philippine Air Lines, Zamboanga, Philippines, 5/26/76,
      10 of 103 + 3 RIP

  39. Aero Taxis Equatorianos, Banos, Ecuador, 5/2/74, 20 of
      25 RIP

  40. THY Turkish Airlines, Ermenonville, France, 3/3/74, 346
      of 346 RIP

  41. Pan American World Airways, Rome, Italy, 12/17/73, 30
      of 177 RIP

  42. National Airlines, Albuquerque, New Mexico, 11/3/73, 1
      of 128 RIP

  43. Libya Arab Airlines, Isma'iliya, Egypt, 2/21/73, 110 of
      113 RIP

  44. Eastern Air Lines, Everglades National Park, Florida,
      12/29/72, 100 of 176 RIP

  45. Interflug, Konigs Wusterausen, East Germany, 8/14/72,
      156 of 156 RIP

  46. Delta Air Lines, Dallas/Ft. Worth, Texas, 5/30/72, 4 of
      4 RIP

  47. JAT Yugoslav Airlines, Hermsdorf, Czechoslovakia,
      1/26/72, 27 of 28 RIP

  48. Lineas Aereas Nacionales SA, Puerto Inca, Huanuco,
      Peru, 12/24/71, 91 of 92 RIP

  49. Trans Caribbean Airways, St. Thomas, Virgin Islands,
      12/28/70, 2 of 55 RIP

  50. Charter, Golden Eagle Aviation Inc., Mt. Trelease, near
      Silver Plume, Colorado, 10/2/70, 32 of 40 RIP

Side Note

Watched MANHATTAN over the weekend, Woody Allen's splendid, sumptu-
ously shot (in beautiful black and white by Gordon Willis) romantic
comedy slash Gotham love letter.  Had this thought:  let's all send
a copy of the 1979 movie to a certain Sesame Street fan in the Mid-
dle East.  Or at the very least, signed copies of George Gershwin's
"Rhapsody in Blue."  Just write "With our compliments, America."

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