May 11 – After takeoff from Miami, Florida, a fire started by improperly handled oxygen canisters in the cargo hold of Atlanta-bound ValuJet Flight 592, causes the Douglas DC-9 to crash in the Florida Everglades, killing all 110 on board.
flygcforum.com - New Air Crash Investigation - ValuJet Flight 592, Fire In The Hold - Another day in the short but successful life of ValuJet, a three - year-old discount airline, an afternoon in which more than 100 people in Miami - some on their way somewhere for Mother's Day visits - boarded ValuJet Flight 592 bound for Atlanta...
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Burned Jewelry Found in Everglades Still Unclaimed. It was found by Mark Rubinstein in a remote, swampy area west of Miami where two planes went down: Eastern Flight 401 in 1972 and ValuJet Flight 592 in 1996. Rubinstein hoped to return the penny-sized pendant with diamonds circling a cross of sapphires to the family of one of the crash victims. Testing left little doubt that it came from one of the plane crashes.