The plane ran off the end of the runway and burst into flames. Two flight attendants seated in the back of the cabin survived the crash and fire. A third flight attendant survived the disaster but later died in hospital.
Andy Warhol painted his first 'disaster painting', '129 Die in Jet!' based on the 4 June 1962 cover of the New York Mirror, the day after the crash. At that time, the death count was 129. (3 June 1962)
There are 3280 births, 3744 deaths, 1078 murders, 486 disasters and 1924 other events about 5564 people in 6142 places until today.
Birth(+)Fact(x)Death(-) Calendar is an ongoing project since 1985 by DDV.