On This Day in Aviation History

December 30, 2009

On This Day in Aviation History: December 30th

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Written by: Phil Derner Jr.
The destroyed airport parking garage that was bombed in Madrid, Spain in 2006.

The destroyed airport parking garage that was bombed in Madrid, Spain in 2006.

2004 – A Tarom Boeing 737-300, (registered YR-BGC “Constanţa”) hits a car on the runway of Bucharest Henri Coandă International Airport while taking off for Sharm-el-Sheikh in heavy fog. The plane is severely damaged but no one is injured. The pilots did not see the car, which was parked on the runway by maintenance workers repairing a beacon, due to the fog.

2006 – A Basque separatist organization uses a van to deliver a bomb to a parking garage at Madrid Barajas International Airport. Though there was extensive damage, only 2 people died in the blast.

1905 – The Wright Brothers ink a 1-million franc deal with French Emissary Arnold Fordyce to sell a flying machine capable of flying 31 miles. The deal would later break apart, with the Wrights receiving 25,000 francs for their trouble…their first money earned for flying.



About the Author

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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