1987 : Michigan’s Deadliest Plane Crash Occurs

August 16, 2022 all-day

A Northwest flight headed to Phoenix crashed shortly after takeoff from Detroit Metro Airport. Cecelia Cichan, who was four at the time, was the sole survivor among 155 passengers and crew members on board.

Sources :

Detroit Free Press, August 16, 2011.

Detroit Historical Society Facebook Page.

George Hunter, “25 years later, victims of Flight 255 crash not forgotten”, Detroit News, August 13, 2012.

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