A Plane Crash 40 Years Ago. A Hero and a State of the Union Tradition.

Air Florida flight #90 crashed into the icey Potomac River. A Washington CBO staffer risked his life to save another.

The tail section of Air Florida flight #90 being recovered from the Potomac River in Washington, DC in January 1982. (Photo: Federal Aviation Administration).

On January 13, 1982, an Air Florida Boeing 737 departing DCA Reagan National for Tampa, FL crashed into the Potomac River in Washington, D.C. The…

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