Posts Tagged ‘Apollo 14’


Alaska 261 Plunges into Pacific Ocean: January 31st in Aviation History

Pan Am receives the first Boeing 377 Stratocruiser, Ham the Chimp visits space, an Alaska Airlines MD-80 crashes off the coast of California, and more...
by Phil Derner Jr.


On This Day in Aviation History: January 31st

“Ham the Chimp” heads into sub-orbit in 1961, Alaska Airlines Flight 261 crashes in 2000, the near-collision of two widebody JAL jets in 2001, the launch of Apollo 14 and more...
by Phil Derner Jr.