August 9, 1970

Fifty years ago, on this day, my big sister Sue Ann boarded Lansa flight 502 from Cuzco, Peru to Lima, along with 48 other American International Fellowship high school exchange students, on their return from visiting Macchu Picchu.  Shortly after takeoff, the plane’s #3 engine failed and caught on fire. According to the official incident … Continue reading August 9, 1970