Is June 3rd a bad day for traveling?June 3rd, 2008 - 10:37 pm ICT by David M N James
Since 1962, a pattern of airplanes crashing on this day has become enigmatic. 3rd June is becoming a bad day for flying with cases of horrific plane crashes becoming too commonplace. In 3rd June 1962, an Air France Boeing 707 charter crashed, killing all130 passenger aboard. The Boeing 707 renowned Chatea de Sully crashed after an aborted take off from Paris airport. The accident, though preceded by others remains one of the most tragic airplane crashes in history.
The following year, 1963, a DC-7 passenger plane belonging to Northwest Airlines crashed into the Pacific off the coast of British Columbia killing all101 passenger and crew aboard. The Northwest Airlines DC-7 crashed the same day as the Boeing 707. In 1973 June 3rd, Soviet Union Socialist Republic supersonic Tupolev Tu-144 crashed off France killing all the 14 aboard the supersonic passenger plane. The plane crashed near Goussainville in France. It is the same day in 1984 when Indira Gandhi ordered the BlueStar operation to remove the Sikh Shabeg Singh’s militia led by Jarnail Singh Bhindranwale in Golden Temple whereby 5500 lives were lost.
June 3rd in 1988, a train crashed in Lower Saxony Germany killing 101 passengers after derailing. The Eschede train disaster involved an ICE high speed passenger train. And today, three people have been reported in the Lucknow road accident after a car collided with a truck.
June 3rd is becoming a bad day for traveling.
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