The burned remains of a Delta airline boeing B727 crashed during takeoff at Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport. Image Credit: Gulf News Archives

1988 - A Delta Air Lines Boeing 727 with 104 people aboard crashed on take-off at Dallas-Fort Worth international airport, exploded and burned, killing at least 15 people. The witnesses said flight 1141, bound for Salt Lake City, had problems with its tail and a rear engine may have been on fire as it tried to take off. Area hospitals reported at least 46 people had survived and were undergoing treatment. An unknown number apparently walked away from the charred wreckage, which lay in two pieces in a field near the runway, and likely were not taken to hospitals. Some 
of the survivors crawled out of the right side of the plane.

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