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WJLA, January 13, 2012

Air Florida plane crash photos: 30 years since plane goes down in blizzard

On Jan. 13, 1982, Air Florida Flight 90 went down in the Potomac River in the midst of a blinding blizzard. Rescue operations were hampered by the heavy snow and ice-caked river.

An Air Florida Boeing 737 took off from National Airport in a snowstorm and crashed into a crowded bridge in the afternoon and broke as it plunged into the Potomac River.

(Photo: Barry Thumma/Associated Press) of fullscreen mode

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