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Artist sketches of D.B. Cooper, who vanished in 1971 with $200,000 in stolen cash.
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Today in Aviation History: November 24th

Posted November 24, 2014 by NYCAviation Staff

DB Cooper jumps out of a Northwest Orient plane, BOAC is formed through a merger, and more…

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Sabena MD-11 at Newark Airport, circa 2000. (Photo by Tom Turner)
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Today in Aviation History: November 7th

Posted November 7, 2014 by NYCA Admin

A Wright Flyer completes the first air freight flight, BOAC retires its last flying boat, Sabena flies for the last time, and more…

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January 17th in Aviation History: British Airways Flight 38 Crash Lands at Heathrow

Posted January 17, 2014 by NYCAviation Staff

A British Airways 777 lands short of the runway at Heathrow, a B-52 collision peppers nukes over Spain, Operation Desert Storm begins in Iraq, and more…

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

Posted October 4, 2012 by Phil Derner Jr.

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 due to a bird strike, and more…

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British Airways and Iberia tails.
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Today in Aviation History: April 8th

Posted April 8, 2012 by NYCAviation Staff

British Airways and Iberia formally combine their businesses, an engine explodes and falls off of a BOAC Boeing 707 near Heathrow, a South African de Havilland Comet crashes in the Mediterranean, and more…

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Eight Tuskegee Airmen pose in front of a P-40, circa May 1942 to Aug 1943.
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March 19th in Aviation History: Tuskegee Airmen Activated for Combat

Posted March 19, 2012 by NYCAviation Staff

A plane crash claims the life of Ozzy Osborne guitarist Randy Rhoads, Nordair launches the first jet service inside the Arctic Circle, the Tuskegee Airmen are activated, and more…

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Engelhard in March 1910 flying over St. Moritz area. [Image: Dokumentationsbibliothek St. Moritz]
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Today in Aviation History: March 13th

Posted March 13, 2012 by NYCAviation Staff

An Iranian Air Force C-130 crashes, Apollo 9 returns to Earth after 10 days in orbit, the first female Canadian gets her pilot’s license, South African Flight 806 and a BOAC Viscount 818 crash in separate incidents, and more…

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A Sikorsky H5, similar to the R5 that set an altitude record in 1946.
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On This Day in Aviation History: January 10th

Posted January 10, 2012 by Phil Derner Jr.

TWA files for bankruptcy for the first time, a Gulfstream III speeds around the world, a Sikorsky reaches 21,000ft, a B-52 sets a distance record and more…

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USAF MH-53J Pave Low helicopter over wreckage of the USAF CT-43A approximately 3 kilometers north of the Dubrovnik Airport in Croatia. (Photo by US Army)
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On This Day in Aviation History: April 3rd

Posted April 3, 2011 by NYCA Admin

ATA files for bankruptcy, US Secretary of Commerce Ron Brown is killed in a US Air Force plane crash, Pan Am founder Juan Trippe dies, and more…

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On This Day in Aviation History: September 9th

Posted September 9, 2009 by Phil Derner Jr.

In 1970, a BOAC VC-10 is hijacked and flown to Jordan, joining 4 other hijacked aircraft; Orville Wright makes a 1-hour flight in 1908; Two Tupolev aircraft collide in 1994 and an Allegheny DC-9 collides with a Piper over Fairland Indiana in 1969.

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