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January 2, 2011

Top 20 Most Popular Stories on NYCAviation in 2010

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5. PHOTOS: Gulfstream Jet Collides With Tanker Truck at Boeing Field

April 9th, 2010: A wingtip fuel tank of a vintage Gulfstream business jet slammed through the windshield of a fuel tanker truck at Boeing Field (BFI) in Seattle on Thursday evening, pinning the driver inside for over an hour and spilling a substantial amount of jet fuel onto the tarmac.

4. Four Die in Air Force C-17 Cargo Plane Crash at Elmendorf AFB in Alaska

July 28th, 2010: Four airmen were killed early Wednesday evening when a large military cargo plane crashed at Elmendorf Air Force base in Anchorage, officials said on early Thursday.

3. Dying Man Shares Previously Unseen Amateur Video of Space Shuttle Challenger Disaster

January 31st, 2010: Optometrist Dr. Jack Moss was playing with his new Betamax camcorder that chilly January morning and recorded the sad event from his front yard in Winter Haven, Florida, about 70 miles southwest of Cape Canaveral.

2. Obama and Biden to Celebrate Earth Day by Tying Up New York Air Traffic

April 21st, 2010: On a day when many Americans will be reflecting upon how they can reduce their impact on the environment, President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden will board separate jets in Washington on Earth Day morning to fly 250 miles up the east coast to New York, where they will land at separate airports to attend separate events within a few miles of each other.

1. Henan Airlines Plasters Photo of Crashed Plane On Homepage

August 26th, 2010: In a baffling PR move following a crash in which 42 of its customers were killed, Henan has posted photos of the wreckage on their homepage.