On This Day in Aviation History
Eastern Air Lines DC-7 Crashes In New York Fog: November 30 in Aviation History
2004: Lion Air Flight 538, an MD-82 registered PK-LMN, overran the runway on landing in Adi Sumarumo Airport in Surakarta in wet conditions, killing 25 of the 167 people on-board.
1999: British Aerospace and Marconi Electronic Systems merge to form BAE Systems, Europe’s largest defense contractor and the fourth largest aerospace firm in the world.
1986: First flight of the Fokker F100.
1979: First flight of the Piper PA-46.
1962: Eastern Air Lines Flight 512, a Douglas DC-7B registered N815D, crashes at Idlewild Airport (now JFK Airport) during a go-around in thick fog, killing 25 of the 51 people on-board. It took rescuers nearly a half hour to reach the crash site.
1908: La Compagnie Generale de Navigation Aérienne, the French Wright company, is organized.
1907: Glenn Curtiss founds the Curtiss Aeroplane Company, becoming the first US airplane manufacturing firm.
1905: The Aero Club of America is established in New York City. They were the first organization to issue pilots licenses in the United States.
1905: The experimental LZ2 airship is damaged on its first attempt to launch.
1784: The first scientific observations from above the earth take place in a hydrogen balloon over London by Jean-Pierre Blanchard.