Google Maps shows ‘ghost plane’ at site of deadliest US crash that killed 273

A Google Maps satellite image reveals a "ghost plane" flying above the site of a famous US plane crash which killed 273.

The spooky passenger jet can be seen near where American Airlines Flight 191 crash landed in Des Plaines, Illinois.

It is missing a right wing and front end of its fuselage in a grim reminder of the tragedy and the US's deadliest airline accident.

The domestic passenger flight plunged to Earth just moments after take-off from O'Hare International Airport on May 25 1979.

All 258 passengers and 13 crew on board the LA-bound jet were killed along with two people on the ground.

The McDonnell Douglas DC-10-10 aircraft was taking off from runway when its left engine detached leading to it crashing less than a mile from the end of the runway.

An investigation blamed improper maintenance procedures used at American Airlines.

The Google Maps image was recently uploaded to Reddit and described as showing a "ghost plane".

Its uploader, BewareTheSpamFilter, provided a link to the Google Maps location and a Wikipedia page about the tragedy.

A pin marking the crash site is just a short walk across a field where the white aircraft can be seen going over a creek.

The plane appears to have missing parts due to its movement between snapshots taken from a satellite.

A memorial with all the names of those who died in the tragedy has been erected near the crash site.

The small bronze plaque and a knee-high garden wall's bricks hold the names of the victims.

Previously a Google Maps user picked up an unnamed individual waving to the car using the caption: "Say hello to the camera!"

Many comments praised the t-shirt of the individual, while others speculating about where the happy chap was.

Some thought the picture was taken in Israel.

One said: "I bet this is Israel," later adding when asked about why he thought that: "Well I live there, can't exactly explain how can I tell, but I simply know it."

Another said: "This friendly guy made me happy."

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