Two Who Slipped Away

When the World Airways DC-10 skidded off the runway at Logan International Airport and into Boston Harbor, the aircraft's nose section was sheared off like the tip of a roughly clipped cigar. Don Welsh, 25, a dental student at Tufts University, who was seated in the front cabin, suddenly found himself covered with spray and looking out at the harbor. Soon he and other passengers were pulling the flight crew out of the water. Welsh saw someone splashing ten or 20 yards to his left, well out of his reach. Then the person disappeared....

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