Investigators view the wreckage of the ill-fated American Airlines Flight 191 to Los Angeles a day after it crashed on takeoff in Chicago on May 25, 1979. (AP Photo/Fred Jewell, file)

Investigators view the wreckage of the ill-fated American Airlines Flight 191 to Los Angeles a day after it crashed on takeoff in Chicago on May 25, 1979. (AP Photo/Fred Jewell, file)

O’Hare plane crash that killed 258 changed air travel forever

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