Special Report: North Park residents recount crash of PSA Flight 182

NORTH PARK (KUSI) -Pacific Southwest Airlines was San Diego’s own. Based at Lindbergh field, many of the airline’s employees called San Diego home. Known for it’s friendly, affordable service and the trademark smile underneath the nose of each plane. “Catch our Smile” was their slogan.

On September 25th, 1978, everything changed for PSA, countless lives and a North Park neighborhood in a matter of seconds. A PSA 727 was on approach to Lindbergh field when it collided with a much smaller Cessna. 144 people were killed, including 7 people on the ground.

In KUSI’s Special Report, Jason Austell brings some insight from some of the people who, as teenagers, called the neighborhood home.

In part two of our Special Report, Jason Austell investigates the cause of the crash, and the lessons learned since the horrific crash.

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