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LANSA Flight 508 survivor Juliane Köpcke sitting among some of the wreckage from the crash years later.
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On This Day in Aviation History

On This Day in Aviation History: December 24th

Posted December 24, 2010 by Phil Derner Jr.

New York’s Idlewild Airport is renamed to honor the recently assassinated President John F. Kennedy, Indian Airlines Flight 814 and Air France Flight 8969 are hijacked, LANSA Flight 508 crashes with a girl surviving the 2-mile plummet, Apollo 8 rounds the Moon, NORAD tracks Santa for the first time and more.

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