ValuJet Flight 592 Crash Memorial.

ValuJet Crash Memorial

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Everglades, Florida

ValuJet Flight 592 crashed into the Florida Everglades on May 11, 1996, killing all 110 people on board -- at nearly the same spot that an Eastern Air Lines Flight had crashed in 1972, killing 101 (Ghosts later haunted other Eastern planes that reportedly used parts salvaged from the crashed aircraft).

The ValuJet crash was blamed on the airline, which had an abysmal safety record, and SabreTech, ValuJet's maintenance contractor, which had loaded nearly 150 highly combustible oxygen generators into Flight 592's cargo hold.

The memorial, designed by students from the American Institute of Architecture, was built for free and unveiled on the third anniversary of the crash in 1999. Its triangular shape of 110 concrete pillars points to the crash sight 12 miles to the north.

ValuJet Crash Memorial

87033 Tamiami Trail, Everglades, FL
About 11 miles west of Krome Ave. From US-41 turn north at the upright concrete canal lock, then a quick right onto a gravel road. You'll see the memorial ahead on the left.
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