Join us as we celebrate the airports, airlines, and aircraft of yesteryear, through the vintage aviation photos of Bill Armstrong. This week: LaGuardia!
Today we wish JFK Airport a Happy Birthday! We also look back at the crash of a Delta DC-9, the last day of Northeast Airlines and more.
Shuttle Endeavour blasts off on its 10th mission, Bell Helicopter wins the Osprey contract, Amelia Earhart flies from Hawaii to California, and a DC-9 crashes in Colombia.
Four airliners are hijacked and intentionally crashed into the World Trade Center, the Pentagon, and a field in Pennsylvania in 2001, killing 2,993; A Continental EMB120 crashes at IAH in 1991; Eastern flight 212 crashes in CLT in 1974; Air France Flight 1611 crashes into the Mediterranean.
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.