Arland D. Williams, Jr.: Remembering A Hero 42 Years After 14th Street Bridge Plane Crash

ARLINGTON, Va. – The 14th Street Bridge, connecting Arlington to Washington, D.C., bears the name of Arland D. Williams, Jr., an ordinary man who became a hero in a shocking 1982 plane crash into the Potomac River. Officially named after Williams, the bridge memorializes his sacrifice in an extraordinary rescue effort following the Air Florida Flight 90 crash. Despite the tragic accident occurring 42 years ago, Williams’ selfless actions and ultimate sacrifice remain a testament …

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