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September 25, 2009

On This Day in Aviation History: September 25th

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Hans Wendt of the San Diego County Public Relations Office was able to capture two photos of the falling PSA aircraft, and was awarded a Pulitzer Prize for his shots.

Hans Wendt of the San Diego County Public Relations Office was able to capture two photos of the falling PSA aircraft, and was awarded a Pulitzer Prize for his shots.

1978 – PSA Flight 1982, a 727-200 (registered N533PS) collides with a Cessna 172 (registration N7711G) while on approach to Sand Diego Airport, killing 144 people, 7 of them on the ground. The blame for the crash was place on the PSA crew for not reporting to ATC that they had lost visual contact with the Cessna.

1955 – The Royal Jordanian Air Force is founded.

1929 – Jimmy Doolittle performs the first blind flight from Mitchel Field, proving that full Instrument Flying from takeoff to landing is possible.

1903 – The Wright Brothers arrives in Kitty Hawk, NC, for testing of their powered flight airplanes.



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Phil Derner Jr.
Phil Derner founded NYCAviation in 2003. A lifetime aviation enthusiast that grew up across the water from La Guardia Airport, Phil has aviation experience as a Loadmaster, Operations Controller and Flight Dispatcher. He owns and operates NYCAviation and performs duties as an aviation expert through writing, consulting, public speaking and media appearances. You can reach him by email or follow him on Twitter.




 
 

 

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