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The Apollo 17 spacecraft, containing astronauts Eugene A. Cernan, Ronald E. Evans, and Harrison H. Schmitt, glided to a safe splashdown at 2:25 p.m. EST on Dec. 19, 1972, 648 kilometers (350 nautical miles) southeast of American Samoa. The astronauts were flown by recovery helicopter to the U.S.S. Ticonderoga slightly less than an hour after the completion of NASA's sixth and last manned lunar landing in the Apollo program. (Photo by NASA)
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Today in Aviation History: December 19th

Posted December 19, 2014 by NYCAviation Staff

The world’s first airport opens near Paris, the last moon mission returns to earth, a Chalk’s Ocean Airways crash is captured on video, and more…

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(Photo by Art Brett)
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The Little Airport That Could: La Guardia’s Tri-Jet Heavies

Posted August 28, 2014 by Brian Futterman

The story of how widebody tri-jets showed up at LGA, and how they drifted away, as told and wonderfully illustrated by planespotters.

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Pan Am Boeing 747-100 "Clipper Neptune's Car" (N742PA) seen in Zurich, 1985. (Photo by Eduard Mamet via wikimedia)
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Pan Am Grounds All Flights: December 4th In Aviation History

Posted December 4, 2012 by Phil Derner Jr.

Pan Am ceases operations, Kuwaiti Airways Flight 221 is hijacked, the US Navy bombs Libya, and more…

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AtlasJet MD-82 (TC-AKM)
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Eastern Air Lines DC-7 Crashes In New York Fog: November 30 in Aviation History

Posted November 30, 2012 by NYCAviation Staff

Eastern Flight 512 crashes in New York, Atlasjet Flight 4203 crashes in Turkey, Curtiss Aeroplane Company is born, 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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Space Shuttle Discovery touches down on Runway 15 at the Shuttle Landing Facility at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida, concluding its 39th and final mission
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March 9th in Aviation History: Space Shuttle Discovery Completes Final Mission

Posted March 9, 2012 by NYCAviation Staff

Space Shuttle Discovery completes its 39th and final mission, TWA Flight 553 crashes in Ohio, the US bombs Tokyo, and more…

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An U.S. Navy Douglas A-4E Skyhawk aircraft (BuNo 151194) from Attack Squadron VA-164 Ghost Riders en route to a target in North Vietnam
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February 26th in Aviation History: First Scheduled Service Between England and Africa and United’s Twitter Gets Hacked

Posted February 26, 2012 by NYCAviation Staff

Eastern Air Lines Flight 21 crashes with the airline’s President on board, A-4 Skyhawk production ends, Philippine Airlines is founded, Piedmont carries its millionth passenger, and more…

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First flight of the Douglas DC-9 N9DC
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February 25th in Aviation History: First Flight of the DC-9, Turkish 737 Crashes in Amsterdam

Posted February 25, 2012 by NYCAviation Staff

First flight of the Douglas DC-9, a Turkish Airlines 737 crashes in Amsterdam, all flights in North America become smoke-free, TWA begins domestic 747 service, Chuck Yeager flies his last USAF sortie, and more…

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On This Day in Aviation History: February 8th

Posted February 8, 2012 by NYCAviation Staff

Freddie Laker founds Laker Airways, the FAA retires Amelia Earhart’s aircraft registration, first flights of the Boeing 247 and 747-8, and more…

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On this Day in Aviation History: February 5th

Posted February 5, 2012 by NYCAviation Staff

The world’s first airline launches passenger service, US starts inspecting baggage, a B-47 loses a nuke, TWA starts transatlantic flights, two transcontinental flying speed records are set and more…

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