A 747 freighter being flown by El Al crashed into this apartment complex in Amsterdam, killing 39 on the ground in addition to the 4 on-board.

Sputnik 1 Wins Space Race, Eastern Plane Crashes In Boston: October 4th in Aviation History

Siberian Airlines Flight 1812 is taken down by a Ukranian missile, El Al Flight 1862 crashes into an apartment complex in Amsterdam, BOAC begins the first transatlantic jet route, Eastern Airlines Flight 375 goes down in Boston...
by Phil Derner Jr.

The MIT Daedalus makes a test flight at NASA's Dryden Flight Research Center. (Photo by NASA)

US Bans Smoking on Short Flights, First Launch of Soyuz: April 23rd in Aviation History

Flight of Daedalus recreated with a pedal-powered aircraft, US bans smoking on flights under 2 hours, Soyuz 1 launches from Kazakhstan, North Sea Aerial Navigation Company launches service, and more...
by NYCAviation Staff


On This Day in Aviation History: December 13th

First flight from England to India takes off, last humans walk on the moon, and more...
by Phil Derner Jr.


Kobe Airport during construction in 2003, as seen from the NASA Earth Observatory spacecraft

February 16th in Aviation History: Kobe Airport Opens on Man-Made Island, First Production Airbus A310 Unveiled

The F-8 Crusader makes its first flight, Kobe Airport opens on a man-made island in Japan, Airbus rolls out the first production A310, China Airlines Flight 676 crashes in Taiwan, and more...
by Phil Derner Jr.


On This Day in Aviation History: September 17th

NASA unveils the Space Shuttle Enterprise, East African Airways begins Nairobi-London service, maiden flight of the X-15 rocket plane, first fatality on a powered airplane, and more...
by Phil Derner Jr.