On May 2, 1970, a passenger jet with fifty-seven passengers and a crew of six departed New York’s JFK international airport en route to the tropical island of St. Maarten. The flight ended four hours and thirty-four minutes later in the shark-infested waters of the Caribbean. It was at the time, and remains, the only open-water ditching of a commercial jet. Learn more about this amazing true story in the nonfiction book 35 Miles From Shore.

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