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1980 Fatal Eagle Bus Crash Investigation

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This is a slightly off-topic post.

I ran across some information about a fatal Eagle bus crash that occurred in Jasper Arkansas in 1980. I have attached an article from the Chicago Tribune and a copy of the NTSB crash investigation report.

Chicago Tribune Article on 1980 Eagle Bus Crash.jpg

The text in the article is almost impossible to read, so I have posted the text of the article in a PDF (below)

Chicago Tribune Article Text.pdf
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Being an Engineer (we are a strange animal), I have always enjoyed reading crash investigation reports - especially aircraft accidents. I thought maybe some of you might like to see what all goes on when an accident is thoroughly investigated.


NTSB Report on 1980 Eagle Bus Crash.pdf
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Thanks for the report, Jim. Those are always interesting reading.

Central Texas had a lot of financial problems. They bought this, some other 01's and a number of Old Look 05's from Continental in Dallas. Continental repo'ed most of the later ones because Central Texas had gotten behind with the payments. I visited Central Texas once in the mid-80's, so five to eight years after this incident. They did not seem all that professional but they weren't fly-by-night either. I'm sure they are long gone today.

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