Invisible Killer: Delta Air Lines Flight 191
On 2 August 1985, Delta Air Lines Flight 191 crashed while on approach to the Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport, killing eight of 11 crew members and 128 of the 152 passengers on board plus one person on the ground. This accident was one of the few commercial air crashes in which the meteorological phenomenon known as microburst-induced wind shear was a direct contributing factor.
Type of aircraft: Lockheed L-1011-385-1 TriStar.
Cause of disaster: Microburst-induced wind shear, pilot error.