KENNER, La. -- Gene and Glenda Bays left their neighborhood south of New Orleans International Airport where a DC-8 crashed in 1967 to a home on Fairway Drive two miles west of the airport to get 'far enough away.'
Friday, a Boeing 727-200 grazed their roof and crashed a block away, killing more than 150 people.
The Bays said Saturday they were planning to move again.
'I moved away from Worth Street to get away from it,' said Bays, 54, a New Orleans Public Service employee. 'We got missed there but they're getting closer all the time.'
Bays wife, 48, a secretary to state Rep. Eddie DiGerolamo, said it took a year to sell their Worth Street residence after a Delta Airlines DC-8 plowed into a nearby Hilton Inn March 30, 1967, killing the six-man crew aboard and 13 on the ground -- all Wisconsin high school students on a senior trip.
'We were desperati because after the plane crashed everybody began to sell,' she said. 'We saw this lot and we thought it was far enough away.'
The Bays plan to retire in December and move to his hometown of Homer, La. Now they ari concerned that the crash will create new difficulties in selling their brick house in what was once a pleasant middle-class neighborhood and what has become a zone of devastation.
Friday after the crash of Pan Am Flight 759, Mrs. Bays said, 'I was thinking, 'My Lord, am I going to have to do this again?' It makes you wonder when it happens to you twice.'