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Firefighters mop up embers of a burned-out home and aircraft pieces.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Michael Edwards / Los Angeles Times

Covered human remains and debris at the crash site of the jetliner.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Michael Edwards / Los Angeles Times

A firefighter walks through the wreckage as a sheriff's helicopter prepares to land.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Lori Shepler / Los Angeles Times

A deputy stands amid the debris on Holmes Avenue.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Thomas Kelsey / Los Angeles Times

A woman who collapsed while watching rescue efforts is wheeled from the scene.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Michael Edwards / Los Angeles Times

Firefighters and investigators examine the wreckage of the Piper PA-28 Archer.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Thomas Kelsey / Los Angeles Times

An aerial view of the site where the aircraft wreckage fell to earth.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Joe Kennedy / Los Angeles Times

Norma Espinoza, a family member of one of the victims, with a friend at Los Angeles International Airport.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Lacy Atkins / Los Angeles Times

Two young people comfort each other at Los Angeles International Airport after learning that the Aeromexico jet had crashed.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Lacy Atkins / Los Angeles Times

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Aeromexico Flight 498 crashes in Cerritos

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Aeromexico Flight 498 crashes in Cerritos

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Aeromexico Flight 498 crashes in Cerritos

Aug. 31, 1986: Aeromexico Flight 498, a Douglas DC-9, flying from Mexico City to Los Angeles International Airport, collided with a Piper PA-28 Archer over Cerritos. Eighty-two people died – 67 aboard the two aircraft and 15 on the ground.

Today is the 25th anniversary of the Aeromexico crash.  The original Sep. 1, 1986 Los Angeles Times story is online. Many of the photos in the gallery were published in the same edition.

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