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Times file photo (1980)
Richard Hornbuckle's car rests where it skidded to a stop just14 inches from the edge of the Sunshine Skyway Bridge.
Audio Report:
Sunshine Skyway Disaster
Sunday marks the 30th anniversary of the disastrous collapse of the Sunshine Skyway bridge in 1980. The Skyway came tumbling down when the 606-foot freighter Summit Venture rammed into a pier on May 9, 1980. Vehicles, including a Greyhound bus heading for Miami, plunged into the water, leaving 35 dead. Hear the "Mayday" emergency distress calls from several witnesses to the U.S. Coast Guard.
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[Audio courtesy of U.S. Coast Guard]
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