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January 13, 1982 -- A day that I will never forget.
Posted by: Petey Greene ()
Date: July 07, 2014 10:22AM

That was the day that God gave the middle finger to the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area. It was the day Air Florida Flight 90 crashed into the 14 St. Bridge and an accident occurred on Metro. I had just crossed the 14 St. Bridge about 30 minutes earlier when the plane hit the bridge. The commute from D.C. to Springfield, if I recall correctly, took nearly 8 hours. I thought the world was coming to an end that day.

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Re: January 13, 1982 -- A day that I will never forget.
Posted by: DC10wut ()
Date: July 07, 2014 10:26AM

"How much is a one way ticket to the 14th street bridge?"

- greaseman to airline

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Re: January 13, 1982 -- A day that I will never forget.
Posted by: GYw3m ()
Date: July 07, 2014 10:27AM

This would be relevant if today was January 13th.

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Re: January 13, 1982 -- A day that I will never forget.
Posted by: Petey Greene ()
Date: July 07, 2014 10:29AM

DC10wut Wrote:
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> "How much is a one way ticket to the 14th street
> bridge?"
>
> - greaseman to airline

I believe that quote was actually attributed to Howard Stern, who was a local DJ at the time.

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Re: January 13, 1982 -- A day that I will never forget.
Posted by: Remembering ()
Date: July 07, 2014 11:24AM

I'm sure there are lots of residents who remember that day...I sure do. Only to be eclipsed in local tragic stories by 9/11.

I'm not up for blaming God, but you do seem to be carrying residual stress. It's never too late to get a little help.

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Re: January 13, 1982 -- A day that I will never forget.
Posted by: Wrong Way Corrigan ()
Date: July 07, 2014 11:44AM

Petey Greene Wrote:
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> DC10wut Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > "How much is a one way ticket to the 14th
> street
> > bridge?"
> >
> > - greaseman to airline
>
> I believe that quote was actually attributed to
> Howard Stern, who was a local DJ at the time.

Howard Stern faked a call to the Air Florida ticket counter at National the next day. A cowardly punk from New York would never do that for real. It's much easier to mock minor celebrities and washed up child actors. I was glad he was shitcanned, though it wasn't over Air Florida.

Why bring this up now, anyway? It's not January, it's not the 13th, and it's not snowing. It was also 32 years ago.

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Re: January 13, 1982 -- A day that I will never forget.
Posted by: Rochambeau Bridge ()
Date: July 07, 2014 11:49AM

Petey Greene Wrote:
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> DC10wut Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > "How much is a one way ticket to the 14th
> street
> > bridge?"
> >
> > - greaseman to airline
>
> I believe that quote was actually attributed to
> Howard Stern, who was a local DJ at the time.


Correct. And it was one of the reasons attributed to his firing. Not sure if that was all of the story however, but it did pave the way for the Greaseman to come in and take over the DC radio market.

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Re: January 13, 1982 -- A day that I will never forget.
Posted by: Epic Fail ()
Date: July 07, 2014 04:03PM

Why bring it up 32 yrs later...

History repeats itself. It was also the date of the first Metro accident involving fatalities.. Now that the silver line is opening, we get to see how well they fixed those switches.

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Re: January 13, 1982 -- A day that I will never forget.
Posted by: Attendant ()
Date: July 07, 2014 04:05PM

Coffee, tea, or ice water?

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Re: January 13, 1982 -- A day that I will never forget.
Posted by: 1982 ()
Date: July 07, 2014 04:36PM

Remember Skutnik(?)....he was the guy who, after the crash, went into the freezing Potomac and rescued that lady. He was invited to and honored by President Reagan at the State of the Union speech shortly thereafter (which soon became common for Presidents to do). Skutnik's son was a pitcher for Hayfield's baseball team, and a good one, as I recall.

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Re: January 13, 1982 -- A day that I will never forget.
Posted by: jxLJT ()
Date: July 07, 2014 09:58PM

Why confute Greaseman with Stern?

Anyway, I remember that day and crossed past that bridge only about 30 minutes before.

The conditions just deteriorated very quickly.

Near Chantilly that same evening, I vividly remember a car to my right going BACKWARD at the same speed as me.

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Re: January 13, 1982 -- A day that I will never forget.
Posted by: saw it ()
Date: July 07, 2014 10:04PM

1982 Wrote:
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> Remember Skutnik(?)....he was the guy who, after
> the crash, went into the freezing Potomac and
> rescued that lady. He was invited to and honored
> by President Reagan at the State of the Union
> speech shortly thereafter (which soon became
> common for Presidents to do). Skutnik's son was a
> pitcher for Hayfield's baseball team, and a good
> one, as I recall.


We trudged over from Columbia Island Marina pulling an aluminum boat through the snow. We got there just as Lenny Skutnik dove into the water. A very brave thing to do and he saved that flight attendant's life.

My only gripe with Lenny is allowing himself to be used as a prop by a fucking slimeball politician. I would say the same thing if the slimeball politician was Clinton or any of the rest of them.

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Re: January 13, 1982 -- A day that I will never forget.
Posted by: Remembering ()
Date: July 07, 2014 10:13PM

saw it

......My only gripe with Lenny is allowing himself to be
used as a prop by a fucking slimeball politician.
I would say the same thing if the slimeball
politician was Clinton or any of the rest of them.


Lenny was a HERO, in every sense of the word.
Who was the politician ?
Still have concerns about OP, hope they are OK.

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Re: January 13, 1982 -- A day that I will never forget.
Posted by: I was there in 82. ()
Date: July 07, 2014 11:10PM

Was working at USPS HQ La Enfant plaza. Came out at 4pm people where coming back into the build. Bad wreck on Metro, Found out later 1st fatal wreck 3 dead.. Went out of building to 14th St. Traffic jam. Horrid,Sirens all over. decided to walk to Pentagon bus stop. Started across 14st bridge the one the plane hit all kinds of people there, thought a bus had slipped on ice and overturned into the river, Ambulances galore sirens. TV film crews. Saw the Park Police Eagle 1 copter in the sky about this time Lenny S. was doing his thing, there was also a black guy that tried to help with a extension cord to reach the victims.He has been mostly forgoton. Made it almost across the 14st bridge. Stopped by police about 100 feet from where the plane hit as they gained control of the situation. Thank God or I would have seen the carnage in the cars where 5 people died on the bridge. Had to walk back across the bridge and start to walk over the other one, made it to the middle, But the cops would not let us walkers pass. Something about the downed plane blowing up middle of the river. Finally we got on a flatbead truck hanging on all over it about 30 of us and made it across. we could ride but not walk! Saw Airforce helos landing on the Va side, saw a part of the tail of the plane sticking up in the ice. Police all over the place in the dim light of darkness coming. made it to the Pentagon. Got on a bus. horrid traffic and the driver squeezed the bus through a opening into the HOV lanes thru a gap in the wall by mere inches, we all cheered the "Worlds Greatest Bus Driver" and home at last I and the others went. It all was like yesterday..

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Re: January 13, 1982 -- A day that I will never forget.
Posted by: What I remember ()
Date: July 07, 2014 11:48PM

There was a radio jingle at the time.... Take the train to the plane. Someone redid it as... Take the plane to the bridge. Seemed funny at the time, but I was much younger.

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Re: January 13, 1982 -- A day that I will never forget.
Posted by: Nc4je ()
Date: July 08, 2014 02:51PM

i was listening to the radio when greeseman made that comment

he was plainly unserious not being irreverant and quick: it was only a quick plug

AN UNDENIABLE FACT is it was common before then, at the time, and likely still now to tell irreverant jokes under the breath, quickly after any event that can cause a joke listener to be off guard, any kind and often tragic ones.

people joke

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fact is man (was it NY or stern?) had been tried to get him fired many times before

fact is: grease man was excellent listeners loved him

his listeners were partiers but often hard working. the area was not so much full of trash doing nothing and gov at 3x pay then, as it is now : obama-ized

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it's probably the same sacks of shit that played offended by grease man who didn't listen to him and had gov cush jobs and are now getting 3x pay that wanted to help NY get his jockey position , is my intuition

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Re: January 13, 1982 -- A day that I will never forget.
Posted by: nWPLb ()
Date: July 08, 2014 02:59PM

how many jokes did news people, tv, and online people tell about missing asian airliner recently ? a rediculous ammount of

the outrage against greaseman was totally phony - an planned attack

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Re: January 13, 1982 -- A day that I will never forget.
Posted by: 1980's ()
Date: July 08, 2014 03:17PM

saw it wrote:
We trudged over from Columbia Island Marina pulling an aluminum boat through the snow. We got there just as Lenny Skutnik dove into the water. A very brave thing to do and he saved that flight attendant's life.

My only gripe with Lenny is allowing himself to be used as a prop by a fucking slimeball politician. I would say the same thing if the slimeball politician was Clinton or any of the rest of them.
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Reagan was not a slimeball politician.......c'mon, man, he was beloved by most Americans and either way, he was not a "slimeball".
You're an idiot, and an obvious Democrat, trying to use Clinton as a cover.

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Re: January 13, 1982 -- A day that I will never forget.
Posted by: Painful ()
Date: July 08, 2014 04:18PM

It was the third of September, a day I'll always remember...

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Re: January 13, 1982 -- A day that I will never forget.
Posted by: Sweat ()
Date: July 08, 2014 04:19PM

At least it wasn't as damned hot that day as it is today.

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Re: January 13, 1982 -- A day that I will never forget.
Posted by: Stearn ()
Date: July 08, 2014 04:27PM


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Re: January 13, 1982 -- A day that I will never forget.
Posted by: Remembering ()
Date: July 08, 2014 04:35PM

1980's Wrote:
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> saw it wrote:
> ....
> My only gripe with Lenny is allowing himself to be
> used as a prop by a fucking slimeball politician.
> I would say the same thing if the slimeball
> politician was Clinton or any of the rest of
> them.
> --------------------------------------------------
> ---------------------------
>
> Reagan was not a slimeball politician.......c'mon,
> man, he was beloved by most Americans and either
> way, he was not a "slimeball".
> You're an idiot, and an obvious Democrat, trying
> to use Clinton as a cover.

Wow, it never occurred to me they meant Reagan, I thought they were referring to a local...for example "mayor for life" I'm with you, regardless of your politics, Reagan was highly respected.

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Re: January 13, 1982 -- A day that I will never forget.
Posted by: Almost Not Really ()
Date: July 08, 2014 04:44PM

That was the day that MTV was born. Also, eHarmony was created.

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Re: January 13, 1982 -- A day that I will never forget.
Posted by: TTFm7 ()
Date: July 08, 2014 07:24PM

Greaseman didn't say it, Stern did.

This post is like when a Jan & Dean tune comes on, and someone yells out, "I love the Beach Boys."

Listen to Surf City on YOUTUBE.com

Then listen to 409 on YOUTUBE.com

Then tell me they sound the same.

I think the confusion lies with confusion over Greaseman's other January joke, the one about taking the whole week off.

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Re: January 13, 1982 -- A day that I will never forget.
Posted by: Atom ()
Date: July 08, 2014 08:30PM

The grease man made jokes about dragging a black guy behind his pickup and got fired. Was he even on the air in '82?

Waddle doodle dadda
Waddle doodle daddle day



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 07/08/2014 08:31PM by Atom.

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Re: January 13, 1982 -- A day that I will never forget.
Posted by: One Down, Four To Go ()
Date: July 08, 2014 08:39PM

TTFm7 Wrote:
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> I think the confusion lies with confusion over
> Greaseman's other January joke, the one about
> taking the whole week off.

That's still a good idea! Who wants in the death pool for the list of niggers to be offed?

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Re: January 13, 1982 -- A day that I will never forget.
Posted by: WmmFt ()
Date: July 10, 2014 05:31PM

Again, Northerners are posting on FU.

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Re: January 13, 1982 -- A day that I will never forget.
Posted by: Derfx ()
Date: July 10, 2014 11:06PM

Sadly, (or gratefully?) all I remember from this is the intro to Rescue 911. The incident did remind me of the terrorist attacks on the pentagon on september 11, 2001. During 9/11 i thought a plane had an accident because it did remind me of the 14th st plane crash. Why would any flight path be over a city? come to think of it, i came back from boston and flew into to DCA, are all the approaches from the south now?

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Re: January 13, 1982 -- A day that I will never forget.
Posted by: Flight 90 ()
Date: January 13, 2019 08:43PM

Hard to believe it has been 37 years since that tragic day. Many people have no idea it even happened.

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Re: January 13, 1982 -- A day that I will never forget.
Posted by: H8ter ()
Date: January 14, 2019 12:32AM

Flight 90 Wrote:
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> Hard to believe it has been 37 years since that
> tragic day. Many people have no idea it even
> happened.


Or even know a Metro train derailed inside a tunnel on the Red Line.
IIRC, 7 people were killed.

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Re: January 13, 1982 -- A day that I will never forget.
Posted by: Uncaring Bastard ()
Date: January 14, 2019 01:03PM

They day after that crash, I managed to get out onto the partially frozen Potomac and found two wallets and a purse. People carried more cash than credit cards back then, so it was an easy score of $128. A lot of money back in the day.
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