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Patricia A. Ghyssels
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Birth: Mar. 31, 1945
Death: Dec. 29, 1972
Miami
Miami-Dade County
Florida, USA

Pat was a flight attendant who died in the crash of Eastern Airlines Flight 401 into the Everglades. The aircraft was forced to break off its approach to Miami International Airport after the nose-gear light failed to illuminate, indicating that the gear was properly lowered. While in a holding pattern at 2,000 feet over the Everglades National Park, the Captain bumped his control column, leading to the disconnection of the autopilot. With the attention of all three crewmembers focused on the landing gear and the extinguished light, the aircraft descended unnoticed into the ground. 
 
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 Parents:
  George Denniston Ghyssels (1917 - 2003)
 
Burial:
Cremated, Ashes given to family or friend.
 
Created by: A Marine's Daughter
Record added: Dec 29, 2004
Find A Grave Memorial# 10188100
Patricia A. Ghyssels
Added by: Bruce Campeggi
 
Patricia A. Ghyssels
Added by: A Marine's Daughter
 
 
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