Although this was the deadliest US aircraft accident, there is nothing to mark the spot near Chicago O'Hare where the plane hit the ground.
No memorial exists anywhere to the 273 people (271 on board, 2 on the ground) who were killed.
AA Flight 191 crash site
By daggerwell @ 2007-04-05 08:08:54
Nearby Maps (50 km): 2,328
If the runway or airport needed expansion in that direction, there is no way it could happen if there was a memorial. People would not stand for it. With no memorial....expansion can take place if needed. Chi-town politics is the explanation.
The monument is set to be unveiled Oct. 15 2011 in Des Plaines' Lake Park, near the crash site.
The new memorial will be a curved 2-foot-high wall, with the names of the 271 people who died on the plane and the two who died on the ground. A red maple and other plants will decorate the area, near Lake Opeka.
All about money.