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Local filmmaker and Loyola alumnus shares tragic story of Pan Am plane crash in film screening

April 5, 2013

The Loyola University New Orleans Film Buffs Institute is hosting local filmmaker and Loyola alumnus Royd Anderson ’98 Thursday, April 11 to remember the tragic 1982 plane crash in Kenner, La., as it is immortalized in Anderson’s documentary film, “Pan Am Flight 759.” The film screening is set for 7 p.m. in Bobet Hall, room 332 on Loyola’s main campus. Free and open to the public, the event features a Q-and-A session with Anderson and complimentary popcorn.

Anderson wrote, produced and directed the documentary, featuring interviews from those who witnessed the doomed flight that crashed into Kenner’s Morningside Park subdivision July 9, 1982. One witness featured in the film recalls seeing the Boeing 727 sliding across the street and badly burning neighbors.

Free parking for the event is available in the West Road Garage accessible from St. Charles Avenue.

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